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81 Famous 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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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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See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all.

Nature 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 contented to take their own.

Adversity Quotes, by Socrates

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All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.

Immortality Quotes, by Socrates

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Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth-- that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Bereavement Quotes, by Socrates

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To find yourself, think for yourself.

Inspirational Quotes, by Socrates

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An unexamined life is not worth living.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Famous last words 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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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

Philosophy Quotes, by Socrates

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Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Socrates

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The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.

Want Quotes, by Socrates

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Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit

Flattery 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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Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

Eating Quotes, by Socrates , Source: Plutarch's Morals--How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems

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Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Last words Quotes, by Socrates

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Contentment Quotes, by Socrates

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Man Quotes, by Socrates

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Wisdom begins in wonder.

Wisdom Quotes, by Socrates

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One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.

Inspirational Quotes, by Socrates

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

Politics / government Quotes, by Socrates

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