Q – Socrates

Socrates was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy.

 

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

‘Wonder is the beginning of wisdom’

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

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

‘Death may be the greatest of all human blessings’

‘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’

‘An honest man is always a child’

‘The unexamined life is not worth living’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds’

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

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

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

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