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Wise Quotes from the Greek Philosophers

March 22, 2006
Socrates
 
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance"
 
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing;
and in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all."
 
"He is richest who is content with the least"
 
"The qualities which a man seeks in his beloved are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not."
 
Plato
 
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

 

"When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser"
 
 
"Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large"
 
"Justice will only exist where those not affected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended"

 
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;  the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
 
"No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education"

 
Aristotle
 
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a though without accepting it"
 
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well"
 
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness"
 
 
 
 
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