Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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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A Quote by Socrates

If you can do only a little. Do what you can. What you cannot enforce, do not command.

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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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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