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Socrates

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Socrates

Socrates ( 470/469 - 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Plato's dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity, though it is unclear the degree to which Socrates himself is "hidden behind his 'best disciple', Plato".

Monday Jun 3, 2019

Socrates: To know thyself

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.

Friday Sep 29, 2017

Socrates: Good life

Not life, but good life is to be chiefly valued.

Friday Sep 15, 2017

Socrates: Contentment and Luxury

Contentment is natural wealth,
luxury is artificial poverty.

Wednesday Jun 14, 2017

Socrates: The secret of change

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.

Friday Feb 10, 2017

Socrates: To find yourself

To find yourself, think for yourself.

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

Socrates: Moving the world

Let him who would move the world first move himself.

Wednesday Jan 25, 2017

Socrates: Wonder

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Friday Mar 13, 2015

Socrates: Employ your time wisely

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

Tuesday Mar 10, 2015

Socrates: True wisdom

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.