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81 Famous Quotes by 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.

Departure Quotes, by Socrates

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Nothing is to be preferred before justice.

Justice Quotes, by Socrates

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The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.

Righteousness Quotes, by Socrates

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Superiority Quotes, by Socrates

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Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding on to.

Worth Quotes, by Socrates

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I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Knowledge Quotes, by Socrates

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Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

Children Quotes, by Socrates

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The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes, by Socrates

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I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

Teachers Quotes, by Socrates

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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Inspirational Quotes, by Socrates

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Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

Inspirational Quotes, by Socrates

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What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Politics / government Quotes, by Socrates

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Politics / government Quotes, by Socrates

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Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not you'll become a philosopher.

Cliches and one-liners Quotes, by Socrates

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I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.

Children / youth Quotes, by Socrates

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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Dishonesty Quotes, by Socrates

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A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Men and women Quotes, by Socrates

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He is richest who is content with the least.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Socrates

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

Wealth Quotes, by Socrates

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