Socrates

Socrates

~469 - 399 BC
Greek Philosopher

Wisdom of the Ancient Sages

Socrates

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"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."

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"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."

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"One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him."

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"I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live."

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"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."

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"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate."

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"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."

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"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."

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"All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine."

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"The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live.
Which is better God only knows."

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"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."

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"Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults."

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"The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them."

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"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."

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"Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods."

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"Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love."

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"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."

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