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Socrates is an enigmatic figure, known chiefly through the accounts of others like Plato and Aristophanes. He was one of the most brilliant intellects ever, and devised what would later be called the Socratic method, which is a way of leading one's interlocutor to see his errors and contradictions through clever questioning before leading him to the truth.

In ancient Athens, Socrates was widely known as a "gadfly", that is, an annoying insect buzzing at people's ears, because he kept questioning prejudices and contradictions; he was eventually tried and executed for "corrupting the minds of the youth".

We have selected for you 100 of his best quotes, so you can decide whether this can be considered corruption, or an incredibly efficient way of learning to think for oneself.
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  • Gabriel Mqz
  • 24-05-18

soothing insights

great source of soothing insights to ponder on a daily basis from a great mind

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  • 30-01-18

love love this . I loved the music

love this. this was an awesome book for a quick.re iew of some.motivational quotes. great book

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  • Alexander Andro
  • 13-04-17

almost 5 stars

there's a nice selection of quotes, but many of them are repeated several times for some reason. granted, the wording might be a bit different, the slight difference does not introduce any new content.