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

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

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

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

 

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

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

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

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Wisdom begins in wonder.
- 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

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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

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

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

He is richest who is content with the least.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- 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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- 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

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

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

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

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau


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