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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ...
by Socrates

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom Values

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi) PHOTO

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates PHOTO

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates


 

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
- Socrates

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

All men's souls are immortal,
but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
- Socrates

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

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

The end of life is to be like God,
and the soul following God will be like Him.
- Socrates

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- Socrates

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.
- Socrates

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

If all 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.
- Socrates

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

My advice to you is get married:
if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

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

Where there is reverence there is fear,
but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear,
because fear presumably has a wider
extension than reverence.
- Socrates

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Get busy living or get busy dying.
- Stephen King

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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