Socrates

Socrates

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

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

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

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

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.

Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.

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.

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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

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

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.

He is richest who is content with the least.

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

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