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An honest man is always a child. ...
by Socrates

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi) PHOTO

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

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

 

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

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.
- Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
- Socrates

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

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

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

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

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.
- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

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

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not,
you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates

All men's souls are immortal,
but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
- Socrates

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

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.
- Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- Socrates

The end of life is to be like God,
and the soul following God will be like Him.
- Socrates

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?
- Sydney Madwed

Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.
- Yoko Ono

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

Marrying for love may be a bit risky,
but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
- Josh Billings

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I asked my daughter when she was 16,
What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going,
to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss.
But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.
- Ace Frehley

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela


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