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As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
by Socrates

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

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

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

 

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

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Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

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

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

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

He is richest who is content with the least.
- 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

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

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- 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 greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- 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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
- 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 way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- 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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- 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 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 the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- 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

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

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True love means putting the other person before yourself,
and honoring the relationship above all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch


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