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Socrates
0469 - 0399
Greek philosopher

Over whatever a man may preside, he will, if he knows what he needs, and is able to provide it, be a good management, whether he have the direction of a chorus, a family, a city, or an army. Do not despise men skillful in managing a household; for the conduct of private affairs differs from that of public concerns only in magnitude; in other respects they are similar. But what is most to be observed, is that neither of them are managed without men.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Wisdom begins in wonder.

We must follow argument wherever it leads.

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Virtue is knowledge.

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.