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I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.


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Could I climb the highest place in Athens, I would lift my voice and proclaim, 'Fellow citizens, why do you turn and scrape every stone to gather wealth and take so little care of your children to whom one day you must relinquish it all'
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The only true knowledge, consists in knowing, that we know nothing,
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Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
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The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
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I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
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When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
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