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He is a man of courage who does not run away,
by Socrates

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates PHOTO

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi) PHOTO

 

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

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

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

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

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

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
- Socrates

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

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

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

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

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
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

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

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

All men's souls are immortal,
but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
- Socrates

My advice to you is get married:
if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates

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

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
- Socrates

Where there is reverence there is fear,
but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear,
because fear presumably has a wider
extension than reverence.
- Socrates

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung


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