Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within. May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him.

Socrates (c.470-399 BC) Greek philosopher
In Plato, Phaedrus, 279 (Socrates’ Prayer)
Added on 27-Jan-09 | Last updated 21-Aug-14
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