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Socrates
Born: 470-06-04
Died: 399-05-07

Greek philosopher

Socrates (470 B.C. - 399 B.C.) was a Greek (Athenian) philosopher and one of the most important founders of the Western philosophical tradition.

Quotes

What you cannot enforce, do not command.
- 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.
- Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
- Socrates

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
- Socrates

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
- Socrates

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

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
- Socrates

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
- Socrates




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