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SOCRATES
Greek philosopher
(c. 470 BC - 399 BC)
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The tongue of a fool is the key of his counsel, which, in a wise man, wisdom hath in keeping.
      - [Loquacity]

The unexamined life is not worth living.
      - [Life]

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
      - [Reputation]

There is no difference between knowledge and temperance; for he who knows what is good and embraces it, who knows what is bad and avoids it, is learned and temperate.
      - [Temperance]

They who provide much wealth for their children, but neglect to improve them in virtue, do like those who feed their horses high, but never train them to the manage.
      - [Education]

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
      - [Friendship]

Though flattery blossoms like friendship, yet there is a vast difference in the fruit.
      - [Flattery]

To need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach to divinity.
      - [Necessity]

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
      - [Knowledge]

Trust not a woman when she weeps, for it is her nature to weep when she wants her will.
      - [Weeping]

Virtue is the beauty of the soul.
      - [Virtue]

Virtue is the nursing-mother of all human pleasures, who, in rendering them just, renders them also pure and permanent; in moderating them, keeps them in breath and appetite; in interdicting those which she herself refuses, whets our desires to those that she allows; and, like a kind and liberal mother, abundantly allows all that nature requires, even to satiety, if not to lassitude.
      - [Virtue]

What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
      - [Necessity]

Wind puffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.
      - [Proverbs]

Wisdom adorns riches, and shadows poverty.
      - [Wisdom]

Wisdom begins in wonder.
      - [Wisdom]

Woman once made equal to man becomes his superior.
      - [Equality]

You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve.
      - see Plato's "Phaedo", 77 [Swans]

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
      - in Plato's "Phaedrus", sec. CCXXXV
        [Knowledge : Wisdom]

For who is there but you? who not only claim to be a good man and a gentleman, for many are this, and yet have not the power of making others good. Whereas you are not only good yourself, but also the cause of goodness in others.
      - Plato,
        (Jowett's translation), said to Protagoras
        [Goodness]

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
      - Plutarch's Morals--How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems
        [Eating]


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