Socrates

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

Socrates

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Socrates

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

Socrates

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A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas — a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins

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Wisdom begins in wonder.

Socrates

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Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

Socrates

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True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Socrates

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I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Socrates

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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.

Socrates

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates

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Socrates — quotes and aphorisms

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

Socrates

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Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

Socrates

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

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The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

Socrates

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Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.

Socrates

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Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

Socrates

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Socrates

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I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Socrates

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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

Socrates

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Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Socrates

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