Socrates Quotes (137 Quotes)

    Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

    Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

    Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, How many things I have no need of.

    Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within. May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him.

    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

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

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

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

    The hottest love has the coldest end.

    I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

    It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

    Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.

    The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.

    Employ your time improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily to what others have labored hard for.

    Socrates is charged with corrupting the youth of the city, and with rejecting the gods of Athens and introducing new divinities.

    Suddenly there were people who came to realize that there must be some things that must be done about the natural environment,

    Contentment is natural wealth luxury, artificial poverty.

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