Sir Anthony Kenny on Virtue

“I comforted myself with the thought,” he said, “that even Socrates was very doubtful whether virtue could be taught.”

~ Sir Anthony Kenny

Socrates on Righteousness

“All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.”

~ Socrates

Socrates on Lies

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

~ Socrates

Socrates on Misfortune

“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

Socrates on Celibacy

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

~ Socrates

Socrates on Revenge

“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

Socrates on Worthless People

“Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.”

~ Socrates