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Socrates

469-399 BC ,  Ancient Geek Philosopher
SocratesA Greek philosopher whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on ancient and modern philosophy. He is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially of his students Plato and Xenophon. Plato's dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.

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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.


Crito, we owe a cock to Aesculapius. Pay it and do not neglect it.

his last words to his friend Crito


I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.


There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.


If we are to use women for the same things as the men, we must also teach them the same things.


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.


Ancient Greek

Others live to eat, myself I eat to live.

Οι μεν λοιποί ζώσιν ίνα εσθιώσιν, αυτός δε εσθίω ίνα ζω.












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