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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. - Plato.

All men by nature desire knowledge. – Aristotle.

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. – Socrates.

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato.

Courage is knowing what not to fear. - Plato.

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. - Plato.

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

I am the wisest man because I know I don't know. I am only singularly ignorant. The rest of the citizens are twice ignorant. They think they know, but they still don't know. - Plato.

I can't imagine how anyone can say: "I'm weak," and then remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it. Why not try to train your character? The answer was: "Because it's so much easier not to! – Anne Frank.

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.

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

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. - Plato.

Knowledge is the food of the soul. - Plato.

Knowledge is true opinion. - Plato.

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child. - Plato.

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Plato.

Know yourself. – Socrates.

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates.

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. - Plato.

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. - Plato.

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. – Aristotle.

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. – Socrates.

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

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle.

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? – Socrates.

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. – Socrates.

Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge. - Benjamin Franklin.

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter. - Plato.

You only really get to know people when you've had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters! – Anne Frank.

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