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Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problems of wheat.
- Socrates | Politics Quotes
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
- Socrates | Happiness Quotes
How many things there are which I do not want.
- Socrates | Forgiveness Quotes
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 | Forgiveness Quotes
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates | Friendship Quotes
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates | Prayer Quotes
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
- Socrates | The Past Quotes
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 | Right Quotes
What most counts is not to live, but to live aright.
- Socrates | Goals Quotes
To do is to be.
If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
- Socrates | Problems Quotes
The poets are only the interpreters of the gods.
- Socrates | Applause Quotes
I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world.
- Socrates | Citizen Quotes
Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
- Socrates | Fame Quotes
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in continue firm and constant.
- Socrates | Friendship Quotes
No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet every one thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades - that of government.
- Socrates | Government Quotes
I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Socrates | Humanity Quotes
He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed.
- Socrates | Idleness Quotes
Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially.
- Socrates | Judge Quotes
Know thyself.
- Socrates | Knowledge Quotes
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates | Knowledge Quotes
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates | Prayer Quotes
The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.
- Socrates | Simplicity Quotes
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 | Swans Quotes
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates | Wise Quotes


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