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  • How many things I can do without.
    (Socrates)

  • They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
    (Socrates)

  • I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
    (Socrates)

  • Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods.
    (Socrates)

  • I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
    (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)

  • 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)

  • Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
    (Socrates)

  • Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul
    (Socrates)

  • Man, know thyself.
    (Socrates)

  • Virtue does not come from wealth, but ... wealth, and every other good thing which men have ... comes from virtue.
    (Socrates)

  • Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
    (Socrates)

  • The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
    (Socrates)

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

  • There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
    (Socrates)


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