Socrates

469 - 399 BC

A Quote by Socrates on knowledge and the apology

“I know what I do not know.”

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Penguin Classics)

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A Quote by Socrates on conflict, desires, life, men, power, and truth

I desire only to know the truth, and to live as well as I can...And, to the utmost of my power, I exhort all other men to do the same...I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Gorgias

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A Quote by Socrates on day, good, individuality, life, virtue, and worth

It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (aka areté) every day...for the unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Apology

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A Quote by Socrates on evil, soul, and words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on desires, good, and 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 body, constitution, good, knowledge, labor, mind, and pleasure

A man should inure himself to voluntary labor, and not give up to indulgence and pleasure, as they beget no good constitution of body nor knowledge of mind.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on evil, good, ignorance, and knowledge

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on death, departure, and god

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I go to die, and you to live. Which is the better, God only knows.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Plato, Apologia, Last words.

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A Quote by Socrates on debt

in

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: last words, 399 BC. Plato, Phaedo, 118a

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A Quote by Socrates on god, life, and soul

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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