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Socrates
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates
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Wisest is he who knows he knows not. Socrates
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The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. Socrates
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Smart people learn from everything and everyone, Average people from their experiences, Stupid people already have all the answers. Socrates
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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
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All thinking begins with wondering Socrates
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Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, 'How many things I have no need of!' Socrates
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One ought not to return injustice, nor do evil to anybody in the world, no matter what one may have suffered from them. Socrates
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I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler. Socrates
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How many things I can do without! Socrates
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The individual leads in order that those who are led can develop their potential as human beings and thereby prosper. Socrates
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It is never right to do wrong or to requite wrong with wrong, or when we suffer evil to defend ourselves by doing evil in return. Socrates
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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
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Since all of us desire to be happy, and since we evidently become so on account of our use-that is our good use-of other things, and since knowledge is what provides this goodness of use and also good fortune, every man must, as seems plausible, prepare himself by every means for this: to be as wise as possible. Right? Socrates
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Nothing very new. By taking good care of yourselves you are of service to me and my family as well as yourselves, no matter what you do, even if you don't think so at present. But if you neglect yourselves and are unwilling to live, as though following tracks, in accordance with what we now say and have said in the past too, then no matter how much or how seriously you agree with me at present you will accomplish next to nothing. Socrates
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It is better to be at odds with the whole world than, being one, to be at odds with myself, Socrates
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My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves Socrates
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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
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The nearest way to glory a shortcut, as it were is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. Socrates
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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates
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Wisdom adorneth riches and casteth a shadow over poverty. Socrates
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To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. For a man who claims to have knowledge, while actually knowing nothing, is less smarter than you, who claim to know nothing. Socrates
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As for me, all I know is that I know nothing, for when I don't know what justice is, I'll hardly know whether it is a kind of virtue or not, or whether a person who has it is happy or unhappy. Socrates
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I know nothing but the certainty of my own ignorance. Socrates
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Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,Sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, Fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, Humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality. Socrates
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Beloved Pan and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and the inward man be one. Socrates
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The alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls. They will trust the written characters and not remember themselves. Socrates
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The soul then, as being immortal, and having been born again many times, and having seen all things that exist, whether in this world or in the world below, has knowledge of them all . . . all enquiry and all learning is but recollection. Socrates
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False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil. Socrates
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I don't care what people say about me. I do care about my mistakes. Socrates
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If you would seek health, look first to the spine. Socrates
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If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all. Socrates
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I only know that I know nothing Socrates
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A multitude of books distracts the mind. Socrates
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He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance. Socrates
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What a lot of things there are a man can do without. Socrates
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Either I do not corrupt the young or, if I do, it is unwillingly. Socrates
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Since I am convinced that I wrong no one, I am not likely to wrong myself. Socrates
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Neither I nor any other man should, on trial or in way, contrive to avoid death at any cost. Socrates
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Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit. Socrates
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Life is like a game of football, played with Hitler's severed head. Socrates
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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? Only God knows. Socrates
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There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend. Socrates
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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. Socrates
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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
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Better to do a little well, then a great deal badly. Socrates
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Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. Socrates
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The wise man seeks death all his life, and for this reason death is not terrifying to him. Socrates
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It is not living that matters, but living rightly. Socrates
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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. Socrates
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Wisdom is knowing what you don't know. Socrates
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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
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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. Socrates
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A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true. Socrates
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I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. Socrates
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The soul is pure when it leaves the body and drags nothing bodily with it, by virtue of having no willing association with the body in life but avoiding it.. Practicing philosophy in the right way is a training to die easily. Socrates
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Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things. Socrates
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Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak. Socrates
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And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. Socrates
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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates
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Picture men dwelling in a sort of subterranean cavern with a long en- trance open to the light on its entire width.... Like to us.... Tell me do you think that these men would have seen anything of themselves or of one another except the shadows cast from the fire on the wall of the cave that fronted them? Socrates
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It was far too cold. The second I got out I had this incredible headache, I'm just not used to it. The last time I saw snow was years and years ago. Socrates
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Why should I resent it when an ass kicks me? Socrates
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Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within. May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him. Socrates
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I am confident in the belief that there truly is such a thing as living again, and that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence, and that the good souls have a better portion than the evil. Socrates
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Not that this confusion signifies to them who never care to think about the matter at all, for they have the wit to be well pleased with themselves, however great the turmoil of their ideas. But you, if you are a philosopher, will, I believe, do as I say. Socrates
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In order that the mind should see light instead of darkness, so the entire soul must be turned away from this changing world, until its eye can learn to contemplate reality and that supreme splendor which we have called the good. Hence there may well be an art whose aim would be to effect this very thing. Socrates
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The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance. Socrates
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Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise. Socrates
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The life of which meaning one never ponders is not worth living Socrates
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