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 :: 469-399 BC, Greek Philosopher of Athens

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Know thyself.
~ Socrates - [Self-knowledge]

 

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I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
~ Socrates - [Senses]

 

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Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
~ Socrates - [Slander]

 

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I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
~ Socrates - [Teachers and Teaching]

 

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To find yourself, think for yourself.
~ Socrates - [Thoughts and Thinking]

 

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Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
~ Socrates - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
~ Socrates - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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How many are the things I can do without!
~ Socrates - [Possessions]

 

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I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
~ Socrates - [Potential]

 

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Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
~ Socrates - [Prayer]

 

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They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
~ Socrates - [Purpose]

 

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
~ Socrates - [Reputation]

 

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Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
~ Socrates - [Respectability]

 

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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
~ Socrates - [Riches]

 

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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.
~ Socrates - [Riches]

 

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Nothing is to be preferred before justice.
~ Socrates - [Justice]

 

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One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
~ Socrates - [Knowledge]

 

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We are in fact convinced that if we are ever to have pure knowledge of anything, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things by themselves with the soul by itself. It seems, to judge from the argument, that the wisdom which we desire and upon which we profess to have set our hearts will be attainable only when we are dead and not in our lifetime.
~ Socrates - [Knowledge]

 

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An unexamined life is not worth living.
~ Socrates - [Life and Living]

 

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In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
~ Socrates - [Life and Living]

 

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