True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
Quote by Socrates
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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.
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.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
I think I'm a bit less inhibited, and not thinking too much before speaking. It's not about being shameful, I'm just a bit more unabashedly myself because of this thing, and it probably started at age 15. I can be around people and say what I think without fear.
I want to light the lights of patriotism.
Newt Gingrich has a restless and outsized intelligence that is tragically unleavened by any kind of critical sensibility.
Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them.
I believe that we must maintain pride in the knowledge that the actions we take, based on our own decisions and choices as individuals, link directly to the magnificent challenge of transforming human history.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.