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Socrates (469-399 BC) was one of the greatest Greek philosophers. His work was not to propose any specific knowledge or policy: it was to show how argument, debate, and discussion could help men to understand difficult issues.

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An honest man is always a child.


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


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


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An unexamined life is not worth living.


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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


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Wisdom begins in wonder.


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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.


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


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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.


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Be as you wish to seem.


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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.


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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.


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It is not living that matters, but living rightly.


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The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.


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


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


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Let him that would move the world first move himself.

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