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Socrates Quotes

Greek Philosopher of Athens

When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.

Category: Love

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.

Category: Marriage

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.

Category: Morality

See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all.

Category: Nature

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Category: Politicians And Politics

How many are the things I can do without!

Category: Possessions

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

Category: Potential

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

Category: Prayer

They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.

Category: Purpose

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Category: Reputation

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.

Category: Respectability

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.

Category: Responsibility

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

Category: Riches

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Category: Riches