Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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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A Quote by Socrates on courage, good, journeys, justice, nobility, soul, and truth

And I say let a man be of good cheer about his soul. When the soul has been arrayed in her own proper jewels - temperance and justice, and courage, and nobility and truth - she is ready to go on her journey when the hour comes.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: (Minutes before his execution)

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A Quote by Socrates on intelligence

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on labor, men, and time

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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