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

Ignorance 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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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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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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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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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Drinking Quotes, by Socrates

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Equality Quotes, by Socrates

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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Food Quotes, by Socrates

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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Gluttony Quotes, by Socrates

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The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.

Intelligence Quotes, by Socrates

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

Politicians Quotes, by Socrates

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Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.

Virtue 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.

Depression Quotes, by Socrates

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

Faith 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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