The Timeless Wisdom of Socrates

Socrates-1Not a day goes by that I do not have an experience that reminds me of one of Socrates‘ observations. These are among my favorites:

o 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.

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

o Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

o Wisdom begins in wonder.

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

o 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.

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

o He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.

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

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

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