Socrates didn’t care to visit the theater, as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think, he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
Socrates’ fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination.
You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight.
Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God.
The state has physical power and uses it when necessary; the power of religion is love and beneficence.
Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation, another.
Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence.