Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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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A Quote by Socrates on experience, honor, observation, practice, reality, and world

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on desires, good, and reputation

To gain a good reputation, endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on children, food, parenthood, and teachers

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on death, evil, good, life, and truth

Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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