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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
by Socrates

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

 

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

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

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

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

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that 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 unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- 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

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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein


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