Socrates Quotes

107 Socrates quotes:

"Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love."
"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty"
"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty."
"The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"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."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."
"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate."
"The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth."
"Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth"
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny."
"Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind."
"Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men."
"I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world"
"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Humankind Quotes
"How many are the things I can do without!"
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Humility Quotes
"The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Humorous Quotes
"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."
Author: Socrates Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes

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