Be as you wish to seem.

—— Socrates

  • Be as you wish to seem.
  • Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
  • I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
  • It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
  • Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
  • The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
  • Wisdom begins in wonder.
  • 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.
  • An hoest man is always a child.
  • Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
  • The unexamined life is not worth living.
  • The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
  • Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.


Robin on May 18, 2017

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written by 陈烨彬 Robin Chen , and published under (CC) BY-NC-SA.