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Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
To move the world, we must first move ourselves.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
To move the world, we must first move ourselves.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.


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"The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him." Make picture quote!
"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior." Make picture quote!
"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be." Make picture quote!
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher." Make picture quote!
"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." Make picture quote!
"It is not living that matters, but living rightly." Make picture quote!
"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Make picture quote!
"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued." Make picture quote!
"The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods." Make picture quote!
"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." Make picture quote!
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." Make picture quote!
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live." Make picture quote!
"I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The unexamined life is not worth living." Make picture quote!
"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind." Make picture quote!
"Let him that would move the world first move himself." Make picture quote!
"I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine." Make picture quote!
"An honest man is always a child." Make picture quote!
"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing." Make picture quote!
"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent." Make picture quote!
"Be as you wish to seem." Make picture quote!
"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for." Make picture quote!
"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." Make picture quote!
"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Make picture quote!
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing." Make picture quote!
"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." Make picture quote!
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." Make picture quote!
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." Make picture quote!
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." Make picture quote!
"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Be as you wish to seem" Make picture quote!
"Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." Make picture quote!
"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for." Make picture quote!
"I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person." Make picture quote!
"I thought to myself, 'I am wiser than this man neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point I do not think that I know what I do not know." Make picture quote!
"My belief is that to have no wants is divine." Make picture quote!
"Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." Make picture quote!
"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity." Make picture quote!
"The life that is not examined is not worth living. " Make picture quote!
"The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be." Make picture quote!
"The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." Make picture quote!
"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue." Make picture quote!




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