Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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

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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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A Quote by Socrates on beauty, desires, direction, influence, inspiration, judgment, love, pleasure, reason, and violence

When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on good, people, power, and wishes

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

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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A Quote by Socrates on knowledge and thought

I thought to myself, 'I am wiser than this man: neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point: I do not think that I know what I do not know.'

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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