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Education is the kindling of a flame

Socrates is considered one of the chief founders of Western philosophy.  He said, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”   His 7 Must Read Life Lessons are…..

  1. Be Content: “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
  2. Faithful are the wounds of a friend: “Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.”
  3. Study: “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”
  4. Be by Doing: “To do is to be.”
  5. Gaining a Good Reputation:“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”
  6. Avoid False Words: “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”
  7. Beware of a Busy Life:“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

 

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