Socrates Page 3


The Principles

"I cannot abandon the principles which I used to hold in the past simply because this accident has happened to me; they seem to...

Wise or Stupid

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


"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you...

Contented with the Least

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

A Man of Courage

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

Deepest Desires

"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate."

False Words

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


"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."


"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."

A Philosopher

"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."