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Quote of Socrates - I decided that it was not...


Biography - Socrates:

*Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -469 - Died: -399
Period:
5th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

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.




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Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes

Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





Wisdom leads us back to childhood.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.











Quotes for: Instinct


Quotes

Quotes for: Instinct


In art as in love, instinct is enough.





The ignoble nature is distinguished by the fact that it keeps its advantage steadily in view, and that this thought of the end and advantage is even stronger than its strongest impulse.





Man is neither good nor bad, he is born with instincts and aptitudes.





Two things teach man about his whole nature: instinct and experience.





Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.





For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.











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Socrates also said...


All I know is that I know nothing.





Beware the barrenness of a busy life.





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





The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.





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





Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.












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