Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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 on contentment, nature, and wealth

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on beauty, life, and tyranny

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on change and intelligence

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on citizenship and world

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on contentment, luxury, poverty, and wealth

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on desires, excellence, guidance, judgment, pleasure, and principles

In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus.

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