The unexamined life is not worth living.
More quotes by Socrates
The soul is pure when it leaves the body and drags nothing bodily with it, by virtue of having no willing association with the body in life but avoiding it… Practicing philosophy in the right way is a training to die easily.
Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure
More quotes about Life
People are never so likely to be wrong as when they are organized. And they never have so little freedom. Perhaps that is why the people at large keep their freedom. People can be manipulated only when they are organized.
We each own one car, and we have a reasonable house. It’s a lovely place to be, but it’s not extravagant.
Little difficulties are made to swell until they fill our horizon while the real big blessings of life are dwindled down to nothing.
The more you know, the more you realise how much you don’t know — the less you know, the more you think you know.
Do all the other things, the ambitious things-travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes…but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.
There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.
Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.