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Socrates Quotes: "How many things there are which I do not want."

How many things there are which I do not want.




Socrates Quotes: "The poets are only the interpreters of the gods."

The poets are only the interpreters of the gods.



Socrates Quotes: "The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows."

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.



Socrates Quotes: "To find the Father of all is hard. And when found, it is impossible to utter Him."

To find the Father of all is hard. And when found, it is impossible to utter Him.




Socrates Quotes: "Be true to thine own self"

Be true to thine own self



Socrates Quotes: "Plato offers the amazing idea that contemplation of the way things really are is, in itself, a purifying process that can bring human beings into the only divinity there is."

Plato offers the amazing idea that contemplation of the way things really are is, in itself, a purifying process that can bring human beings into the only divinity there is.



Socrates Quotes: "No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew it was the greatest of evils."

No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew it was the greatest of evils.




Socrates Quotes: "Our prayers should be for blessings in general for God knows best what is good for us."

Our prayers should be for blessings in general for God knows best what is good for us.



Socrates Quotes: "If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be contented to take their own and depart."

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be contented to take their own and depart.



Socrates Quotes: "Beware the barrenness of a busy life."

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.



Socrates Quotes: "Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in continue firm and constant."

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in continue firm and constant.



Socrates Quotes: "No man undertakes a trade he has not learned even the meanest yet every one thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades - that of government."

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned even the meanest yet every one thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades - that of government.




Socrates Quotes: "By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities."

By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.



Socrates Quotes: "Let him who would move the world first move himself."

Let him who would move the world first move himself.



Socrates Quotes: "He is not only idle who does nothing but he is idle who might be better employed."

He is not only idle who does nothing but he is idle who might be better employed.



Socrates Quotes: "He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have."

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.




Socrates Quotes: "Life is about refinement, not perfection. And you still have refining to do."

Life is about refinement, not perfection. And you still have refining to do.



Socrates Quotes: "Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.



Socrates Quotes: "To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge."

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.



Socrates Quotes: "for the best possible state of your soul, as I say to you: Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively."

for the best possible state of your soul, as I say to you: Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.



Socrates Quotes: "Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love."

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.



Socrates Quotes: "To find yourself, think for yourself."

To find yourself, think for yourself.



Socrates Quotes: "I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think"

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think



Socrates Quotes: "Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers."

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers.



Socrates Quotes: "If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be content to take their own and depart."

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be content to take their own and depart.



Socrates Quotes: "An honest man is always a child."

An honest man is always a child.



Socrates Quotes: "...[R]eal wisdom is the property of God, and... human wisdom has little or no value."

...[R]eal wisdom is the property of God, and... human wisdom has little or no value.



Socrates Quotes: "As for me all I know is that I know nothing."

As for me all I know is that I know nothing.



Socrates Quotes: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.



Socrates Quotes: "Wisdom is knowing you know nothing"

Wisdom is knowing you know nothing



Socrates Quotes: "How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you?"

How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you?



Socrates Quotes: "Beauty is a short-lived tyranny."

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.



Socrates Quotes: "We cannot live better than in seeking to become better."

We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.



Socrates Quotes: "I am a citizen not of Athens or Greece but of the world."

I am a citizen not of Athens or Greece but of the world.



Socrates Quotes: "wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state"

wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state



Socrates Quotes: "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.



Socrates Quotes: "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms."

The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.



Socrates Quotes: "Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind."

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.



Socrates Quotes: "I am convinced that I never wrong anyone intentionally..."

I am convinced that I never wrong anyone intentionally...



Socrates Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine."

All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.



Socrates Quotes: "Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.



Socrates Quotes: "When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it."

When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.



Socrates Quotes: "Be as you wish to seem."

Be as you wish to seem.



Socrates Quotes: "Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence."

Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.



Socrates Quotes: "Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant."

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.



Socrates Quotes: "The Virtue and unpretentiousness of the wise man, which I am talking about, goes unnoticed because of its transparent ordinariness."

The Virtue and unpretentiousness of the wise man, which I am talking about, goes unnoticed because of its transparent ordinariness.



Socrates Quotes: "True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.