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    socrates Quotes

    I will not yield to any man contrary to what is right, for fear of death, even if I should die at once for not yielding.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  fear  men  right  die 
     
    If thou continuous to take delight in idle argumentation thou mayest be qualified to combat with the sophists, but will never know how to live with men.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  live 
     
    Not I, but the city teaches.
    — Socrates
    Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
    — Socrates
    tags: fear 
     
    This is a universe that does not favor the timid.
    — Socrates
    tags: universe 
     
    Malice drinketh up the greater part of its own poison.
    — Socrates
    Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worse of evils.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  evil  fear  men  people  blessing 
     
    Athletics have become professionalized.
    — Socrates
    When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
    — Socrates
    It is better to suffer an injustice than to commit one
    — Socrates
    Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.
    — Socrates
    The end of life is to be like unto God; and the soul following God, will be like unto Him; He being the beginning, middle, and end of all things.
    — Socrates
    tags: soul  god 
     
    Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people... contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers.
    — Socrates
    Though flattery blossoms like friendship, yet there is a vast difference in the fruit.
    — Socrates
    tags: friendship 
     
    It is not the purpose of a juryman's office to give justice as a favor to whoever seems good to him, but to judge according to law, and this he has sworn to do.
    — Socrates
    tags: justice  law 
     
    It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (aka areté) every day...for the unexamined life is not worth living.
    — Socrates
    tags: living  virtue  worth 
     
    Admitting one's ignorance is the first step in acquiring knowledge ...
    — Socrates
    tags: ignorance 
     
    Besides, it is a shame to let yourself grow old through neglect before seeing how you can develop the maximum beauty and strength of body; and you can have this experience if your are negligent, because these things don't normally happen by themselves.
    — Socrates
    We are what we think we are
    — Socrates
    In every sort of danger there are various ways of winning through, if one is ready to do and say anything whatever.
    — Socrates
    tags: danger  winning 
     
    Not by wisdom do they [poets] make what they compose, but by a gift of nature and an inspiration similar to that of the diviners and the oracles.
    — Socrates
    tags: nature  gift  wisdom 
     
    Do not go through life like leaf blown from here to there believing whatever you are told.
    — Socrates
    Neither I nor any other man should, on trial or in way, contrive to avoid death at any cost.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  men 
     
    Knowledge is our ultimate good.
    — Socrates
    The body cannot be cured without regard for the soul.
    — Socrates
    tags: soul  body 
     
    The life of which meaning one never ponders is not worth living
    — Socrates
    tags: living  meaning  worth 
     
    Since I am convinced that I wrong no one, I am not likely to wrong myself.
    — Socrates
    tags: wrong 
     
    The hardest task needs the lightest hand or else its completion will not lead to freedom but to a tyranny much worse than the one it replaces.
    — Socrates
    tags: freedom 
     
    I know nothing but the certainty of my own ignorance.
    — Socrates
    tags: ignorance 
     
    Only the knowledge that comes from inside is the real Knowledge
    — Socrates
    tags: real 
     
    A good man cannot be harmed either in life or in death.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  men 
     
    The real danger in life is not death, but living an evil life.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  evil  living  danger  real 
     
    Life without enquiry is not worth living.
    — Socrates
    tags: living  worth 
     
    Wisest is he who knows he knows not.
    — Socrates
    Whenever a number of individuals have a common name, we assume them to have also a corresponding idea or form.
    — Socrates
    tags: ideas 
     
    I have lived long enough to learn how much there is I can really do without.... He is nearest to God who needs the fewest things.
    — Socrates
    tags: god  learn 
     
    I believe that we cannot live better than in seeking to become better, nor more agreeably than having a clear conscience.
    — Socrates
    tags: live  believe  conscience 
     
    By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.
    — Socrates
    tags: human  community  wisdom 
     
    wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state
    — Socrates
    When you propose ridiculous things to believe, too many men will choose to believe nothing at all.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  believe 
     
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