Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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 mankind, order, sharing, and unhappiness

If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stack in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they are already possessed of before that which would fall to them by such a division.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on idleness

He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on blessings, god, and good

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on cities and youth

Socrates is charged with corrupting the youth of the city, and with rejecting the gods of Athens and introducing new divinities.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Plato, Apologia, 24b 9

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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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