Monday, 30 July 2012

Time For Socrates Quotes

"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." Socrates

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

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." Socrates

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." Socrates

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

"It is not living that matters, but living rightly." Socrates

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." Socrates

"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing." Socrates

"Let him that would move the world first move himself." Socrates

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

Socrates Quotes
Socrates ( 469 BC – 399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.

Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who also lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions are asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand. It is Plato's Socrates that also made important and lasting contributions to the fields of epistemology and logic, and the influence of his ideas and approach remains strong in providing a foundation for much western philosophy that followed.
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." Socrates

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." Socrates

"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings." Socrates

"An honest man is always a child." Socrates

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

"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent." Socrates

"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny." Socrates

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

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

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Socrates

"Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior." Socrates

"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Socrates

"The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods." Socrates

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." Socrates

"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." Socrates

"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us." Socrates

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

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

"The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him." Socrates

"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing." Socrates

"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be." Socrates

"Be as you wish to seem." Socrates

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

"Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates

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

"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind." Socrates

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