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    Let he who would move the world, first complete an environmental impact assessment and a 90-day public comment period.
    — Socrates
    tags: world 
     
    Do not grieve over someone who changes all of the sudden. It might be that he has given up acting and returned to his true self.
    — Socrates
    tags: self  true 
     
    The Spirit is neither good nor bad, it runs where the wild heart leads" "Wisdom begins in wonder.
    — Socrates
    tags: heart  wonder  wild  bad  spirit 
     
    Get not your friends by bare compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
    — Socrates
    A free soul ought not to pursue any study slavishly, for nothing that is learned under compulsion stays with the mind.
    — Socrates
    tags: soul  mind 
     
    I know you won't believe me, but the highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others.
    — Socrates
    It is best and easiest not to discredit others but to prepare oneself to be as good as possible.
    — Socrates
    tags: oneself 
     
    To move the world we must move ourselves.
    — Socrates
    tags: world 
     
    The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion.
    — Socrates
    Are you not ashamed of heaping up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul?
    — Socrates
    We can do nothing without the body, let us always take care that it is in the best condition to sustain us.
    — Socrates
    tags: body  care 
     
    I only know how little I know
    — Socrates
    The noblest worship is to make yourself as good and as just as you can.
    — Socrates
    tags: worship 
     
    Wisdom is knowing how little we know.
    — Socrates
    tags: knowing  wisdom 
     
    People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.
    — Socrates
    tags: people  learn 
     
    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
    — Socrates
    tags: children  food  child  parent 
     
    The universe really is motion & nothing else.
    — Socrates
    tags: universe 
     
    Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problem of wheat.
    — Socrates
    tags: problem 
     
    Understanding a question is half an answer.
    — Socrates
    The beginning is the most important part, especially when dealing with anything young and tender.
    — Socrates
    tags: young 
     
    Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding onto.
    — Socrates
    tags: worth 
     
    I know one thing, that I know nothing.
    — Socrates
    To know, is to know that you know nothing.
    — Socrates
    Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful.
    — Socrates
    tags: grace  soul  harmony 
     
    When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the Way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward.. My journeys revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom. And that life has always been, and will always be, arising in Mystery.
    — Socrates
    The individual leads in order that those who are led can develop their potential as human beings and thereby prosper.
    — Socrates
    tags: human  potential 
     
    I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. In this trifling particular, then, I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know.
    — Socrates
    tags: men 
     
    He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
    — Socrates
    tags: enemies  men  fight  enemy  courage 
     
    And the same things look bent and straight when seen in water and out of it, and also both concave and convex, due to the sight's being mislead by the colors, and every sort of confusion of this kind is plainly in our soul. And, then, it is because they take advantage of this affection in our nature that shadow painting, and puppeteering, and many other tricks of the kind fall nothing short of wizardry.
    — Socrates
    If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.
    — Socrates
    From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
    — Socrates
    tags: desires  hate 
     
    How can you call a man free when his pleasures rule over him.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  pleasure  rules 
     
    Do you suppose that I should have lived as long as I have if I had moved in the sphere of public life, and conducting myself in that sphere like an honorable man, had always upheld the cause of right, and conscientiously set this end above all other things? Not by a very long way, gentlemen; neither would any other man.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  right 
     
    If I had engaged in politics, O men of Athens, I should have perished long ago, and done no good either to you or to myself.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  politics 
     
    Wisdom is knowing when you don't know
    — Socrates
    tags: knowing  wisdom 
     
    Why should I resent it when an ass kicks me?
    — Socrates
    The perfect human being is all human beings put together, it is a collective, it is all of us together that make perfection.
    — Socrates
    tags: human  perfection 
     
    ...one thing I am ready to fight for as long as I can, in word and act: that is, that we shall be better, braver and more active men if we believe it right to look for what we don't know than if we believe there is no point in looking because what we don't know we can never discover.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  believe  fight  right 
     
    Lies are the greatest murder. They kill the Truth.
    — Socrates
    tags: truth  lies  murder 
     
    Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires.
    — Socrates
    tags: desires  body  battle  revolution  war 
     
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