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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
by Socrates

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

Related topics: Values Self

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

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

 

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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


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He is richest who is content with the least.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- 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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- 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

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

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

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

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- 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 poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

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

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

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.
- The Buddha

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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