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Socrates

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


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Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Quotes for: Instinct


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Quotes for: Instinct


In art as in love, instinct is enough.
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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.
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Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
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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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Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
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Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
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All I know is that I know nothing.
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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
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He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
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