Socrates

469 - 399 BC

A Quote by Socrates

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

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on life

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

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A Quote by Socrates

"The years wrinkle our skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles our soul."

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on reputation

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

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on ignorance, truth, and fright

"Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance. We are even comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all we know. When we first start facing truth, the process may be frightening, and many people run back to their old lives. But if you continue to seek truth, you will eventually be able to handle it better. In fact, you want more! It's true that many people around you now may think you are weird or even a danger to society, but you don't care. Once you've tasted the truth, you won't ever want to go back to being ignorant"

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Allegory of the Cave and Book7, The Republic

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A Quote by Socrates

All that I know is nothing - I'm not even sure of that.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates

I know nothing but the certainty of my own ignorance.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Socrates

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A Quote by Socrates

When you propose ridiculous things to believe, too many men will choose to believe nothing at all.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Socrates

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A Quote by Socrates

"I only know how little I know"

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on life

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I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young like, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Socrates, quoted by Plato

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