Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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 good, men, virtue, and wealth

Virtue does not come from wealth, but . . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have . . . comes from virtue.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on boasts, ignorance, and knowledge

Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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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 blessings, death, evil, fear, friendship, good, ignorance, men, shame, and thinking

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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