Socrates (469-399BC) Greek philosopher of Athens

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


And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. - Socrates


A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. - Socrates


The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates


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


The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods. - Socrates


Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. - Socrates


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


You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve. - Socrates