Socrates

469 - 399 BC

A Quote by Socrates on argument, body, death, desires, facts, judgment, knowledge, purity, soul, and wisdom

We are in fact convinced that if we are ever to have pure knowledge of anything, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things by themselves with the soul by itself. It seems, to judge from the argument, that the wisdom which we desire and upon which we profess to have set our hearts will be attainable only when we are dead and not in our lifetime.

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

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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

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

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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