When banned from Athens. Quoted by Plutarch in Moralia, Vol. 3, "Of Banishment, Or Flying One's Country"
“The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers.”
Probably apocryphal. May have been originated from the comedy The Clouds by Aristophanes
“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.”
Probably spurious. Variant: "By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSocrates
Bio: Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.
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“We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.”