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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
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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.
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To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
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Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
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Be as you wish to seem.
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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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Wisdom begins in wonder.
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Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
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He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
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Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
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True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
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He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
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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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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
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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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A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
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