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Wisdom begins in wonder. ...
by Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

 

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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

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

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- 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

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

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

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

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

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

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

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb


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