Wednesday, February 25, 2009


For a long time I have been interested in, and perhaps now and then even fascinated by, the life of Socrates. To those who have never heard of him, or arent too sure, he was an ancient Greek philosopher - infact one of the originals. He went about his daily life questioning people and really making them think about their preconceived notions, often changing them for the better. He had a very interesting life (read more about it by clicking the quote above) and I love using some of his more interesting quotes. Enjoy!

"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."
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil
is ignorance."
"Bad men live that they may eat and drink,
whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."
"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."
"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. "
-All quotes by Socrates and via here

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