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“Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.”
“Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.”
G. M. Trevelyan
“The ancient oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.”
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance”
“Herodotus, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle all claimed that they knew nothing and so I guess I know even less.”
“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
“He is the richest who is content with the least”
“I can easily imagine Socrates in Alexander's place; Alexander in that of Socrates - never”
Michel de Montaigne
“One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.”
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