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Socrates
(470?BC-399?BC) born on
Jan 05
Greek philosopher. He viewed philosophy as a necessary pursuit of all intelligent men; Teacher of Plato.
         
   
F
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.

R
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.
A
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
N
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
K
If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Phaedo," sct. 98, by Plato.
R: In "Apology," sct. 21, by Plato.
A: In "Reader's Digest."
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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