There is no accurate historical biography of Greek Athenian philosopher, Socrates, as his life was said to be depicted in highly-colored terms by his student Plato and in the plays of his contemporary, Aristophanes. Known mainly for his contributions to the fields of logic and ethics, Socrates philosophies heavily influenced modern day western philosophy. He was said to have been a stonemason and  challenged the moral values of Athenia until such time as he was put on trial and sentenced to death by drinking hemlock. Although his followers had apparently bribed officials so Socrates could escape, he refused and it has been claimed he said, “he believed he would be better off dead.”  Enjoy today’s quotation of mastery by Socrates:

Let him who would move the world first move himself.

~Socrates

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