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  • #1
    Socrates
    “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”
    Socrates

  • #2
    Socrates
    “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”
    Socrates

  • #3
    Socrates
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
    Socrates

  • #4
    Socrates
    “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”
    Socrates

  • #5
    Socrates
    “If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
    Socrates

  • #6
    Socrates
    “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
    Socrates

  • #7
    Socrates
    “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
    Socrates

  • #8
    Socrates
    “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
    Socrates

  • #9
    Socrates
    “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
    Socrates

  • #10
    Socrates
    “Every action has its pleasures and its price.”
    Socrates

  • #11
    Socrates
    “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."

    [As quoted in Plutarch's Of Banishment]”
    Socrates

  • #12
    Socrates
    “Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”
    Socrates

  • #13
    Socrates
    “Let him who would move the world first move himself.”
    Socrates

  • #14
    Socrates
    “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
    Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates

  • #15
    Socrates
    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
    Socrates

  • #16
    Socrates
    “We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.”
    Socrates

  • #17
    Socrates
    “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
    Socrates

  • #18
    Socrates
    “Envy is the ulcer of the soul.”
    Socrates

  • #19
    Socrates
    “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”
    Socrates

  • #20
    Socrates
    “Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.”
    Socrates

  • #21
    Socrates
    “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.”
    Socrates

  • #22
    Socrates
    “If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”
    Socrates

  • #23
    Socrates
    “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
    Socrates

  • #24
    Socrates
    “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
    Socrates

  • #25
    Socrates
    “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”
    Socrates

  • #26
    Socrates
    “The hottest love has the coldest end.”
    Socrates

  • #27
    Socrates
    “Be as you wish to seem.”
    Socrates

  • #28
    Socrates
    “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
    Socrates

  • #29
    Socrates
    “Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers.”
    Socrates

  • #30
    Socrates
    “Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.”
    Socrates



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