Socrates

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Socrates (/ˈsɒkrətiːz/; Greek: Σωκράτης [sɔːkrátɛːs], Sōkrátēs; 470/469 – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Plato's dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity, though it is unclear the degree to which Socrates himself is "hidden behind his 'best disciple', Plato". Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is ... More

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Socrates #Art #Friendship

Photo of Socrates Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates #Beauty

Photo of Socrates Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
Socrates #Courage

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

Photo of Socrates Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates #Knowledge

Photo of Socrates To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
Socrates #Good #Marriage

Photo of Socrates By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates #Good #Wedding

Photo of 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 #Good #Life

Photo of Socrates Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Socrates #Life

Photo of Socrates The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates #Men

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

Photo of Socrates He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Socrates #Wisdom

Photo of Socrates The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Socrates #Wisdom

Photo of Socrates Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates #Beauty #Beauty

Photo of Socrates Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Socrates #God #Life

Photo of Socrates The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
Socrates #Best #God #Good #Religion

Photo of Socrates Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Socrates #Life #Wisdom

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

Photo of Socrates I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Socrates #Good

Photo of Socrates The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Socrates #Life

Photo of Socrates Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Socrates #Marriage

Photo of Socrates As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
Socrates #Great

Photo of Socrates The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Socrates #Good #Power

Photo of 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 #Men #Time

Photo of 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 #Knowledge #Wisdom

Photo of Socrates True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.