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Wisdom begins in wonder. ...
by Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I 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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

Be as you wish to seem.
- 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

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

He is richest who is content with the least.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

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

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

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

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu


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