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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.
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  • Be as you wish to seem.
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  • See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river, and see all.
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  • Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself.
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  • A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
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  • Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
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  • To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
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  • Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius will you remember to pay the debt.
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  • The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
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  • Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
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  • I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world
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  • The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.
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  • Let him that would move the world first move himself.
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  • What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
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  • The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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