Socrates

IV – Quotes by Socrates – Challenges, Power and Justice

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Data da publicação: 23/02/2012

Transform the stones which you stumble upon into the stones of your stairway. A life without challenges is not worth living. Under the direction of a strong general there shall never be weak soldiers. What you cannot enforce, do not command. For a man to be complete he must study, work and fight. Seek to undergo with enthusiasm everything needed to be done. The power of a few becomes ever stronger when people refrain from ques...

III – Quotes by Socrates – The Virtues

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Data da publicação: 09/02/2012

Wise people speak of ideas, common people speak of things, and mediocre people speak of people. A lie never lives long enough to see old age. Who better knows the truth is more capable of lying. They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed. If someone tells a lie about you, do the opposite so that he may go by as a liar. Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth ...

II – Quotes by Socrates – The Cosmos, Education and Knowledge

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Data da publicação: 31/01/2012

The Cosmos I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world The great secret to fulfillment is very simple: share with others. Know thyself and you will know the universe. In whichever direction the soul navigates, it will never stumble upon its limits. To know one’s self means to discover God in others. Education The characterizations of our youth should be modesty, humility, love, moderation, dedication, diligen...

I – Quotes by Socrates

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Data da publicação: 26/01/2012

Known as the founding father of Greek Philosophy, Socrates (Athens, 469 b.C. – † 399 b.C.) influenced all western way of thinking. He did not leave behind any written works, thus making his disciples Plato and Xenophanes responsible for the spreading and disseminating of his philosophy. His quotes and stories are known for their irony and good sense of humor. Here we attempt to group them by subject matter and promote them...