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Socrates’s Quotes which are better to be known when young to not Regret in Old Age

the unexamined life is not worth living there is only one good knowledge and one evil ignorance i cannot teach anybody anything i can only make them think wonder is the beginning of wisdom be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle to find yourself think for yourself strong minds discuss ideas average mind discuss events weak minds discuss people education is the kindling of a flame not the filling of a vessel be slow to fall into friendship but when you are in one continue firm and constant he who is not contented with what he has would not be contented with what he would like to have death may be the greatest of all human blessings get not your friends by bare compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love if a man is proud of his wealth he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults thou should eat to live not live to eat bad men live that they may eat and drink whereas good men eat and drink that they may live not life but good life is to be chiefly valued if all misfortunes were laid in one common heap once everyone must take an equal portion most people would be contented to take their own and depart once made equal to man woman becomes his superior only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change the greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be the way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear people demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid wisdom begins in wonder when the debate is over slander becomes the tool of the loser the hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways i to die and you to live which is better only god knows the hottest love has the coldest end 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 our prayers should be for blessing in general for god knows best what is good for us employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for from the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate the envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor contentment is natural wealth luxury is artificial poverty call no man unhappy until he is married let him that would move the world first move himself the only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance we cannot live better than in seeking to become better the nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be the easiest and noblest way is to not be crushing others but to be improving yourselves false words are not only evil in themselves but they infect the soul with evil the mind is everything what you think you become remember no human condition is ever permanent then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune [Music] it is better to change an opinion than to persist in a wrong one mankind is made of two kinds of people wise people who know they are fools and fools who think they are wise get not your friends by bear compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love by all means marry if you get a good spouse you'll become happy while if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher i only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good real wisdom is the property of god and human wisdom has little or no value an education obtained with money is worse than no education at all give me beauty in the inward soul may the outward and the inward man be at one speak so that i may see you in childhood be modest in youth temperate in adulthood just and in old age prudent if i save my insight i don't attend to weakness of eyesight nothing is so well learned as that which is discovered the only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing true wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life ourselves and the world around us those who are hardest to love need it the most i cannot teach anybody anything i can only make them think to move the world we must first move ourselves strong minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events weak minds discuss people the secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new the shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be and if we observe we shall find that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them smart people learn from everything and everyone average people from their experiences stupid people already have all the answers

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