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Socrates Quotes

Greek Philosopher of Athens

An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all

Category: Education

Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.

Category: Education

Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think.

Category: Enjoyment

The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.

Category: Envy

There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.

Category: Evil

Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.

Category: Fame

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Category: Famous Last Words

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Category: Feminism

Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Category: Food And Eating

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

Category: Glory

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

Category: Good And Evil

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

Category: Government

Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.

Category: Greed

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Category: Growth