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  • Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
    (Socrates)

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

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

  • 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.
    (Socrates)

  • Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
    (Socrates)


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

  • He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
    (Socrates)

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

  • The hottest love has the coldest end.
    (Socrates)

  • I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
    (Socrates)

  • It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
    (Socrates)

  • Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
    (Socrates)

  • The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.
    (Socrates)

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

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


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