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Socrates Quotes on Body (4 Quotes)


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  • We are in fact convinced that if we are ever to have pure knowledge of anything, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things by themselves with the soul by itself. It seems, to judge from the argument, that the wisdom which we desire and upon which we profess to have set our hearts will be attainable only when we are dead and not in our lifetime.
    (Socrates)

  • A man should inure himself to voluntary labor, and not give up to indulgence and pleasure, as they beget no good constitution of body nor knowledge of mind.
    (Socrates)

  • Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
    (Socrates)

  • The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.
    (Socrates)


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