Philosophy and Famous Quotes

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How can a trader get a benefit from Philosophy? If you want to be a great trader you must first become a great man, and philosophy may take you there.

Socrates was a classical Athenian philosopher credited as the first moral philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy.

Plato Best Quotes (Greek Philosopher)

Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the period of ancient Classical Greece.

15 Important Plato Quotes:

1) Human behavior derives from three main sources: desire, emotion, and education.

2) The greatest wealth is to be able to live happily with little.

3) Most virtuous people are those who are happy being virtuous without seeking to appear as such.

4) A personal opinion is an intermediate between knowledge and ignorance.

5) All the gold under or over the land is not enough to be exchanged for virtue.

The Apology of a Madman – Democritus


In about 400 BC, Hippocrates, a famous ancient therapist was asked to examine the great scientist Democritus because there were complaints about him that he does not behave normal and laughs strangely whenever he meets people. Hippocrates imposes questions as he tries to explain Democritus strange behavior.

 

Below is a part of this 'examination'

Hippocrates:

“Tell me, Democritus, in the name of the Gods, is everyone sick without knowing it? Can’t they go for treatment as everyone is sick, and nothing else exists beyond them?”

 

Democritus:

“There are infinite worlds Hippocrates and don’t consider little and limited our Nature which is actually so rich.”

Confucius (551-479 BC)

Confucius (孔夫子) is a famous Chinese thinker, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

 

The Superior Man for Confucius

1) The superior man makes demands on himself. The lower man makes demands on others

2) The superior man is hard to himself. The inferior man is hard to others

3) The superior man thinks only justice. The inferior man thinks only interests

4) The superior man understands perfectly the critical issues. The inferior man understands perfectly insignificant details

5) The superior man seeks to be slow in words and quick to actions

6) The superior man feels completely comfortable. The inferior man is always angry

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