Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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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A Quote by Socrates on deed, fame, and heroism

Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on art and friendship

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on divinity and future

My divine sign indicates the future to me.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on good and life

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Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on happiness and pleasure

Happiness is unrepented pleasure.

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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A Quote by Socrates on belief and divinity

My belief is that to have no wants is divine.

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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A Quote by Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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