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  • Pay attention to the young, and make them just as good as possible.
    (Socrates)

  • An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
    (Socrates)

  • Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
    (Socrates)

  • An honest man is always a child.
    (Socrates)

  • He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
    (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)

  • Happiness is unrepented pleasure.
    (Socrates)

  • Bad men live to eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink in order to live.
    (Socrates)

  • He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
    (Socrates)

  • Wisdom begins in wonder.
    (Socrates)

  • The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
    (Socrates)

  • A multitude of books distracts the mind.
    (Socrates)

  • I thought to myself, 'I am wiser than this man neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point I do not think that I know what I do not know.
    (Socrates)

  • From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
    (Socrates)

  • All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
    (Socrates)


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