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Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
by Socrates

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

 

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

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

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

Be as you wish to seem.
- 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 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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- 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

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 nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

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

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

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- 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

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

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- 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

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

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

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

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- 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

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

If it requires a uniform, it's a worthless endeavor.
- George Carlin

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection
of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
- Aleister Crowley

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it
is the cheapest way of selling goods,
particularly if the goods are worthless.
- Sinclair Lewis

You can not be afraid when you get to this level to teach.
I don't care what level you're at, if you don't teach,
you're worthless.
- Mike Butcher

You can make plans but if the opposition plays well,
then all your plans become worthless.
- David Gower

A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
- Simone Weil

Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
- Friedrich Schiller

Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it
coverts itself into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

Awareness without action is worthless.
- Phil McGraw

I hate the whole race.
There is no believing a word they say,
your professional poets, I mean there never existed
a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
- Arthur Wellesley

The best is he who calls men to the best.
And those who heed the call are also blessed.
But worthless who call not, heed not,
but rest.
- Hesiod

Strategic planning is worthless - unless there is first a strategic vision.
- John Naisbitt

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either
commits suicide or travels.
- Edward Dahlberg

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect
a worthless man has for himself.
- Edgar Watson Howe

As far as the filmmaking process is concerned,
stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
- William Goldman

I think that if politics is just about getting your
backside on important seats,
then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.
- Chris Patten

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human
beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already
quarreling about where they are going next.
- William Faulkner

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
- Thomas Browne

I am more fond of achieving than striving.
My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless.
My efforts must soon be crowned with success,
or discontinued.
- Carolyn Wells


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