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Socrates



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

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

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    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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    My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

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

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    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

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    Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.

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    Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

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    Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.

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    The right way to begin is to pay attention to the young, and make them just as good as possible

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    Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

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    It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

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    Woman once made equal to man becomes his superior

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    To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?

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

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    Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.

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    Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

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