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The Best Socrates Quotes
     

The Best Socrates Quotes

by James Alexander
 

Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher, now considered to be one of the founders of Western philosophy. His way of teaching, known today as the Socratic Method, encouraged students to question everything: What is truth? What is justice? Are the gods omnipotent? As he did not transcribe his teachings and thoughts, a great deal of what is known about him

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Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher, now considered to be one of the founders of Western philosophy. His way of teaching, known today as the Socratic Method, encouraged students to question everything: What is truth? What is justice? Are the gods omnipotent? As he did not transcribe his teachings and thoughts, a great deal of what is known about him today comes from writings of his pupils and followers, notably Plato and Xenophon, as well as the plays of Aristophanes.Here is a selection of his best quotes.

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ISBN-13:
9781291347159
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/08/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,112,480
File size:
162 KB

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Consider your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly own, for credit is like fire: once you have kindled it, you may easily preserve it, but if you extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it. ≈ Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

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