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81 Famous Quotes by Socrates
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The unexamined life is not worth living.

Advice / experience / wisdom 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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An unexamined life is not worth living.

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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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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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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If all the 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.

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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The philosophy exam was a piece of cake -- which was a bit of a surprise, actually, because I was expecting some questions on a sheet of paper.

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

Miscellaneous 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.

Miscellaneous 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Socrates

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty

Contentment Quotes, by Socrates

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Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Fidelity Quotes, by Socrates

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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.

Honor Quotes, by Socrates

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There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance

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

Praise Quotes, by Socrates

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I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.

Wrestling Quotes, by Socrates

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You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve.

Swans Quotes, by Socrates , Source: see Plato's "Phaedo", 77

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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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