13 November 2008

Thought For the week - 1

Another series here.... starting today.
I share with you the pearls from my quotation treasury, one every week, every Thursday.

" The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be."
- Socrates

We get to meet a lot of preachers, and what they preach, seldom they carry to their lives. Its a human tendency to give free advices to people, and move on. When one wants to see others lead perfect lives, he forgets to be a perfect man himself. Socrates' quote can be interpretted as "Do What you say and Say What you do"
@Socrates was a classical Greek Philosopher known to be one of the founders of the western thought process. He is believed to have lived in pre-Christ era and known to mankind only thru the works of other people, mainly thru his devout students Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle and Aristophanes. He is known by his most popular saying "I know that I know nothing". What a genious he was! He was tried to be a gadfly, and misleading and corrupting the Athenian youth. He was forced to drink to death hemlock, a poisonous mixture.


praneshachar said...

i suppose i am privileged first reader well said srik do what u do and say what u do
essence of life told in few words and thats why they are so great and remembered for ages. certainly
socrates is one of the greatest philosophers world have seen
kudos for starting the series look forward for monday and thursdays for your posts nicly carved out have great day tommors is there before week end for you

Raghu!! said...

Good thought to start with..
Lighter moment - In IT, preaching is the best way to move ahead in management ladder as only people under them knows about the action!