Friday, May 20, 2016

Socrates Quotes . . .

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
Socrates
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”
Socrates
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
Socrates
“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates  
“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”
Socrates 

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.”
Socrates 

“Every action has its pleasures and its price.”
Socrates 

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
Socrates 

“understanding a question is half an answer”
Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates 

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
Socrates 

“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”
Socrates 

“Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.”
Socrates 

“One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”
Socrates 

“The really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles.”
Socrates 

“Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers.”
Socrates 

“The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.”
Socrates 
 

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

“Esteemed friend, citizen of Athens, the greatest city in the world, so outstanding in both intelligence and power, aren't you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige--while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul you have no care or worry?”
Socrates 

“Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.”
Socrates 

“To be is to do”
Socrates 

“The mind is everything; what you think you become”
Socrates, The Psychology of Fate & of Free Will  

“The misuse of language induces evil in the soul”
Socrates 

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.”
Socrates 

“Is it true; is it kind, or is it necessary?”
Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates 

“May the inward and outward man be as one.”
Socrates 

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new.”
Socrates 

“There is one way, then, in which a man can be free from all anxiety about the fate of his soul - if in life he has abandoned bodily pleasures and adornments, as foreign to his purpose and likely to do more harm than good, and has devoted himself to the pleasures of acquiring knowledge, and so by decking his soul not with a borrowed beauty but with its own - with self-control, and goodness, and courage, and liberality, and truth - has fitted himself to await his journey in the next world.”
Socrates 

“It is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong”
Socrates 
 

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