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Socrates (IPA: /ˈsɑkɹəˌtiz/)


Socrates

Classical Greek Athenian philosopher

Socrates

1971 Spanish film directed by Roberto Rossellini

Socrates

Male given name

Socrates

Play by Voltaire

Socrates

Sculpture by W V Casey

Socrates (Last Name / Surname)

Socrates is the #134,712 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 125 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .do not courageous men endure death because they are afraid of yet greater evils? .. .Then all but philosophers are courageous only from fear, and because they are afraid; and yet that a man should be courageous from fear, and because he is a coward, is surely a strange thing." - Socrates

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [In the world below...] The wise and orderly soul is conscious of her situation, and follows in the path; but the soul which desires the body, and which... has long been fluttering about the lifeless frame and the world of sight, is after many struggles and many sufferings hardly and with violence carried away by her attendant genius, and when she arrives at the place where the other souls are gathered, if she be impure and have done impure deeds or have been concerned in foul murders or other crimes... from that soul everyone flees and turns away; no one will be her companion, no one her guide, but alone she wanders in extremity of evil until certain times are fulfilled..." - Socrates

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [In the world below...] those who appear to have lived neither well not ill, go to the river Acheron, and mount such conveyances as they can get, and are carried in them to the lake, and there they dwell and are purified of their evil deeds, and suffer the penalty of the wrongs which they have done to others, and are absolved, and receive the rewards of their good deeds according to their deserts. But those who appear to be incurable by reason of the greatness of their crimes"”who have committed many and terrible deeds of sacrilege, murders foul and violent, or the like"”such are hurled into Tartarus, which is their suitable destiny, and they never come out. Those again who have committed crimes, which, although great, are not unpardonable"”who in moment of anger, for example, have done violence to a father or a mother, and have repented for the remainder of their lives, or who have taken the life of another under like extenuating circumstances"”these are plunged into Tartarus, the pains of which they are compelled to undergo for a year, but at the end of the year the wave casts them forth"”mere homicides by way of Cocytus, patricides and matricides by Pyriphlegethon"”and they are borne to the Acherusian Lake, and here they lift up their voices and call upon the victims whom they have slain or wronged, to have pity on them, and to receive them, and to let them come out of the river into the lake. And if they prevail, then they come forth and cease from their troubles; but if not, they are carried back again into Tartarus and from thence into the rivers unceasingly, until they obtain mercy from those whom they have wronged: for this is the sentence inflicted upon them by their judges." - Socrates

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [In what way would you have us bury you?] In any way that you like; only you must get hold of me, and take care that I do not walk away from you. ...I cannot make Crito believe that I am the same Socrates who have been talking and conducting the argument; he fancies that I am the other Socrates whom he will soon see, a dead body... And though I have spoken many words in the endeavor to show that when I have drunk the poison I shall leave you and go to the joys of the blessed"”these words of mine, with which I comforted you and myself, have had, I perceive, no effect upon Crito. .. .you should be my surety to him that I shall not remain, but go away and depart; and then he will suffer less at my death, and not be grieved when he sees my body being burned or buried." - Socrates

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [One of the company... said: .. .is not this the direct contrary of what we admitted before"”that out of the greater came the less and out of the less the greater, and that opposites are simply generated from opposites; whereas now this seems to be utterly denied.] .. .then we were speaking of opposites in the concrete, and now of the essential opposite which, as is affirmed, neither in us nor in nature can ever be at variance with itself... these essetial opposites will never, as we maintain, admit of generation into or out of one another." - Socrates


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