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    socrates Quotes

    Through your rags I see your vanity.
    — Socrates
    Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.
    — Socrates
    No one does wrong voluntarily.
    — Socrates
    tags: wrong 
     
    If you will take my advice you will think little of Socrates, and a great deal more of truth.
    — Socrates
    tags: truth  advice 
     
    True wisdom lies in one's confession about the limits of one's knowledge.
    — Socrates
    tags: lies  true  wisdom 
     
    Wisdom adorneth riches and casteth a shadow over poverty.
    — Socrates
    tags: poverty  wisdom 
     
    Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit.
    — Socrates
    tags: friendship 
     
    Anybody can be a hellene, by his heart, his mind, his spirit...
    — Socrates
    tags: heart  mind  spirit 
     
    The tongue of a fool is the key of his counsel, which, in a wise man, wisdom hath in keeping.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  key  wise  wisdom  fools 
     
    In my investigation in the service of the god I found that those who had the highest reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable.
    — Socrates
    tags: thoughts  service  god 
     
    To give either to any public matter of interest or to any concern of my own, but I am in utter poverty by reason of my devotion to the god .
    — Socrates
    tags: poverty  god 
     
    If I tell you that I would be disobeying the god and on that account it is impossible for me to keep quiet, you won't be persuaded by me, taking it that I am ionizing. And if I tell you that it is the greatest good for a human being to have discussions every day about virtue and the other things you hear me talking about, examining myself and others, and that the unexamined life is not livable for a human being, you will be even less persuaded.
    — Socrates
    tags: human  impossible  virtue  god 
     
    There's no good answer to a question you didn't hear
    — Socrates
    tags: questions 
     
    The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance.
    — Socrates
    tags: true  wisdom  ignorance 
     
    I am very conscious that I am not wise at all.
    — Socrates
    tags: conscious  wise 
     
    False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil.
    — Socrates
    tags: evil  language  soul 
     
    Living or dead, to a good man there can come no evil.
    — Socrates
    tags: evil  men  living 
     
    The greatest of all mysteries is the man himself.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  mystery 
     
    The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.
    — Socrates
    There is no greater magnificence than to defeat oneself. That is the magnificence...
    — Socrates
    tags: oneself 
     
    Wisdom belongs in wonder.
    — Socrates
    tags: wonder  wisdom 
     
    Beloved Pan and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and the inward man be one.
    — Socrates
    tags: beauty  men  god 
     
    I call that man idle who might be better employed.
    — Socrates
    tags: men 
     
    The alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls. They will trust the written characters and not remember themselves.
    — Socrates
    tags: character  trust  soul 
     
    Our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time. Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
    — Socrates
    tags: time  live 
     
    Just as you ought not to attempt to cure eyes without head or head without body, so you should not treat body without soul.
    — Socrates
    tags: soul  body  eyes 
     
    This is...self-knowled ge-for a man to know what he knows, and what he does not know.
    — Socrates
    tags: men 
     
    All thinking begins with wondering
    — Socrates
    tags: thinking 
     
    Talk in order that I may see you.
    — Socrates
    For who is there but you? Who not only claim to be a good man and a gentleman, for many are this, and yet have not the power of making others good. Whereas you are not only good yourself, but also the cause of goodness in others.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  power  goodness 
     
    Creation is man's immortality and brings him nearest to the gods.
    — Socrates
    If measure and symmetry are absent from any composition in any degree, ruin awaits both the ingredients and the composition... Measure and symmetry are beauty and virtue the world over.
    — Socrates
    tags: beauty  world  virtue 
     
    All that we know is nothing can be known.
    — Socrates
    There is a doctrine whispered in secret that a man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door and run away; this is a great mystery which I do not quite understand.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  secret  mystery  right 
     
    I desire only to know the truth, and to live as well as I can...And, to the utmost of my power, I exhort all other men to do the same...I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
    — Socrates
    tags: desires  truth  men  power  live  conflict 
     
    You don't know what you don't know.
    — Socrates
    So you would rather suffer an injustice than do an injustice?
    — Socrates
    I have not sought during my life to amass wealth and to adorn my body, but I have sought to adorn my soul with the jewels of wisdom, patience, and above all with a love of liberty.
    — Socrates
    Virtue is the nursing-mother of all human pleasures, who, in rendering them just, renders them also pure and permanent; in moderating them, keeps them in breath and appetite; in interdicting those which she herself refuses, whets our desires to those that she allows; and, like a kind and liberal mother, abundantly allows all that nature requires, even to satiety, if not to lassitude.
    — Socrates
    Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.
    — Socrates
    tags: opinion  fools 
     
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