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Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity. - Wikipedia

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Quote 483by Anonymous on 04/01/2011

An unexamined life is not worth living.
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    Quote 566by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

    Wisdom begins in wonder.
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      Quote 752by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

      True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
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        Quote 1105by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

        I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.
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          Quote 1213by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

          He is richest who is content with the least.
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            Quote 1583by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

            If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
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              Quote 2041by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

              Let him that would move the world first move himself.
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                Quote 2046by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will; he will
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                  Quote 2093by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                  He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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                    Quote 2383by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                    What you cannot enforce, do not command.
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                      Quote 2456by Anonymous on 30/01/2011

                      The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
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                        Quote 2680by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                        False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
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                          Quote 2910by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                          If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
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                            Quote 2996by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                            Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
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                              Quote 3361by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                              Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
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                                Quote 3402by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
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                                  Quote 3758by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                  Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
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                                    Quote 3780by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                    Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.
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                                      Quote 3842by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                      To find yourself, think for yourself.
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                                        Quote 3894by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                        One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
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                                          Quote 4014by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                          Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
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                                            Quote 4393by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                            My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not you'll become a philosopher.
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                                              Quote 4487by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

                                              There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
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                                                Quote 4789by Anonymous on 28/02/2011

                                                The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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                                                  Quote 4966by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                                                  Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
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                                                    Quote 5053by Anonymous on 10/05/2011

                                                    The unexamined life is not worth living.
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                                                      Quote 5245by Anonymous on 07/06/2011

                                                      Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.
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                                                        Quote 5284by Anonymous on 12/06/2011

                                                        Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
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                                                          Quote 6299by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                                                          Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
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                                                            Quote 6730by Anonymous on 06/10/2011

                                                            Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
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                                                              Quote 7931by Anonymous on 06/03/2012

                                                              My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
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                                                                Quote 13458by Anonymous on 24/07/2013

                                                                I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
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                                                                  Quote 13477by Anonymous on 26/07/2013

                                                                  He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
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                                                                    Quote 14019by Anonymous on 09/10/2013

                                                                    Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
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                                                                      Quote 14064by Anonymous on 21/10/2013

                                                                      Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
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