Newsletter #6 : Words of Wise | Socrates


  1. The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
  2. No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
  3. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
  4. Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
  5. The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.
  6. Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
  7. By all means, marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
  8. Call no man unhappy until he is married.
  9. Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
  10. Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
  11. Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.
– Socrates