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Socrates

Greek philosopher; b. 470 BCE; d. 399 BCE  ·  5 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Socrates, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

Socrates, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Socrates, in Love and Hate

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

Socrates, in Vice and Virtue

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True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Socrates, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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