Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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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A Quote by Socrates on good, happiness, philosophy, and wives

By all means marry; if you get a good wife you'll become happy; if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on facts and ignorance

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

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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A Quote by Socrates on certainty, death, departure, good, hope, men, and persuasion

I am quite ready to acknowledge . . . that I ought to be grieved at death, if I were not persuaded that I am going to other gods who are wise and good (of this I am as certain as I can be of any such matters), and to men departed who are better than those whom I leave behind. And therefore I do not grieve as I might have done, for I have good hope that there is yet something remaining for the dead.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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