Socrates

469 - 399 BC

A Quote by Socrates on wealth

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If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on death, god, inferiority, joy, knowledge, and perception

You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Phaedo, 77.

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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 action, faith, faults, praise, and words

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Socrates on good, men, and order

Bad men live to eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink in order to live.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: (Minutes before his execution)

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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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