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Letter "S" » Socrates
«Socrates, you will remember, asked all the important questions - but he never answered any of them»
«Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the w»
Author: Francis Quarles
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«Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.»
«Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great.»
«I do not forget that I am a mechanic. I am proud to own it. Neither do I forget that . . . the apostle Paul was a tentmaker; Socrates was a sculptor; and Archimedes was a mechanic.»
«A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.»
«Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on ''The Survival of the Fittest.'' These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.»
Author: Mark Twain
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«I can easily imagine Socrates in Alexander's place; Alexander in that of Socrates - never»
«Is it so bad to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.»
«Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries of time: he should impute the seeming defects of his author to some chasm of intelligence, and suppose that the sense which is now weak was once forcible,»
Author: Samuel Johnson