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 fear

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Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates

Know thyself.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on needs and sales

Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, 'How many things I have no need of!'

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

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A Quote by Socrates on life and worth

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An unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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