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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. - Socrates What does that mean? This quote is a variant of a few other of his quotes, so I imagine … Continue reading

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

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. – Socrates What does that mean? This quote is about the slippery slope of lies. First, false words, as the quote calls them, are evil and … Continue reading

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The hottest love has the coldest end.

The hottest love has the coldest end. - Socrates What does that mean? This quote caught my eye as there was recently a discussion on one of my other posts about how love ends. The quote starts by talking about the … Continue reading

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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.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. - Socrates What does that mean? Everyone has experiences. Some write them down in a manner that is useful … Continue reading

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Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Let him that would move the world first move himself. – Socrates What does that mean? I considered the word “move” to be the equivalent of “change.”  Someone who has a degree in Ancient Greek Language and Literature can feel … Continue reading

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates What does that mean? To me, this saying has real meaning.  I tend to be overly busy, with too many projects working at the same time.  It’s kind of like the … Continue reading

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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. – Socrates What does that mean? In the age of Botox and plastic surgery, Beauty can be a much longer-lived tyranny than Socrates first believed. 8) This saying is particularly interesting to me, as I … Continue reading

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