Quote by Socrates

...the true disciple of philosophy is likely to be misunderstood by other men; they do not perceive that he is ever pursuing death and dying; and if this is true, why, having had the desire of death all his life long, should he repine at that which he has always been pursuing and desiring?


...the true disciple of philosophy is likely to be misunders

Summary

This quote highlights the inherent paradox in the life of a philosophical disciple. They are often misunderstood by others because they do not realize that the disciple is constantly contemplating and pursuing the concept of death and dying. If death has been a lifelong desire for the disciple, why would they be discontent when it finally arrives? The quote challenges the notion of fearing death by suggesting that those who truly embrace philosophy should have an understanding and acceptance of death as an integral part of life.

By Socrates
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