Socrates

469 - 399 BC

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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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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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