Friday, June 1, 2007

Socrates Quotes

"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."-Socrates (a philosopher)

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

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

"Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."-Socrates

"The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them."-Socrates

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."-Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

"The unexamined life is not worth living."-Socrates, in Plato, Dialogues, Apology

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