Q – Socrates

Socrates circa 470 – 399BC was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy.

 

‘I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think’

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‘Wonder is the beginning of wisdom’

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

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‘Let him who would move the world, first move himself’

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‘Death may be the greatest of all human blessings’

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‘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’

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‘An honest man is always a child’

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‘The unexamined life is not worth living’

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‘The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing’

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‘He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have’

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‘Some people put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down’

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‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’

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

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‘He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature’

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‘Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior’

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‘Worthless people live only to eat and drink: people of worth eat and drink only to live’

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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’

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‘Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds’

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‘The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be’

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‘False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil’

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‘From the deepest desires, often come the deadliest hate’

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