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  • #1
    Socrates
    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    Socrates


  • #2
    Socrates
    “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
    Socrates


  • #3
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance


  • #4
    Socrates
    “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
    Socrates


  • #5
    Socrates
    “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”
    Socrates


  • #6
    Socrates
    “To find yourself, think for yourself.”
    Socrates


  • #7
    Socrates
    “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.”
    Socrates


  • #8
    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


  • #9
    Socrates
    “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”
    Socrates


  • #10
    Socrates
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
    Socrates


  • #11
    Socrates
    “Know thyself.”
    Socrates


  • #12
    Socrates
    “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
    Socrates


  • #13
    Socrates
    “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
    Socrates


  • #14
    Socrates
    “Every action has its pleasures and its price.”
    Socrates


  • #15
    Socrates
    “I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.

    From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be — what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing — I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.

    We do not know — neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I— what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know.”
    Socrates


  • #16
    Socrates
    “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
    Socrates


  • #17
    Aristotle
    “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
    Aristotle


  • #18
    Aristotle
    “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
    Aristotle


  • #19
    Aristotle
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
    Aristotle, Metaphysics


  • #20
    Aristotle
    “Hope is a waking dream.”
    Aristotle


  • #21
    Aristotle
    “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
    Aristotle


  • #22
    Aristotle
    “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
    Aristotle


  • #23
    Aristotle
    “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
    Aristotle


  • #24
    Aristotle
    “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
    Aristotle


  • #25
    Aristotle
    “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
    Aristotle


  • #26
    Aristotle
    “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
    Aristotle


  • #27
    Aristotle
    “Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
    Aristotle


  • #28
    Aristotle
    “To perceive is to suffer.”
    Aristotle


  • #29
    Aristotle
    “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
    Aristotle


  • #30
    Aristotle
    “A friend to all is a friend to none.”
    Aristotle




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