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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ...
by Socrates

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom Values

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

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates PHOTO

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

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

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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

An honest man is always a child.
- 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

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

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

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

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

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

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- 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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- 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

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

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

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

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

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- 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

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- 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

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- 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

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the
ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw Lec

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall,
freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.
- William Feather

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
- Edith Wharton

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something,
learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly
by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.
- John C. Calhoun

I think right about now we have to beware of marketed Malcolms and Martins.
Real people do real things.
- Chuck D. *q


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