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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
by Socrates

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

Related topics: Wisdom

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi) PHOTO

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

 

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

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


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

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

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

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

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

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- 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
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

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

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

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

The end of life is to be like God,
and the soul following God will be like Him.
- Socrates

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- Socrates

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

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
- Socrates

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

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

Where there is reverence there is fear,
but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear,
because fear presumably has a wider
extension than reverence.
- Socrates

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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