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Socrates Quotes


107 Socrates quotes:



"The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be"
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live."
"It is not living that matters, but living rightly."
"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."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Greek Philosopher Quotes Revenge Quotes
"The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods."
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."
"If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
"Let him that would move the world first move himself."
"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."
"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 and that is a good thing for any man."
"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean."
"Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Such as thy words are, such will thine affections be esteemed; and such as thine affections, will be thy deeds; and such as thy deeds will be thy life"
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Kindness Quotes
"Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"She soars on her own wings."
"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"Philosophy begins with wonder"



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