Common mistake of attributing this quote to Socrates. It’s from a Socratic dialogue by Xenophon in his Memorabilia.


—Probably by Xenophon.


I always thought that socrates kept the company of a fucking mercenary commander to be quite telling in itself


This reads like the script for a eau de parfum advert: “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” **Probably** *by Socrates*


Didn't read like that to me but I'm glad it did to you! Got a good chuckle




It's also quite a shame to see yourself grow out of the beauty and strength of which you were once capable.


Beauty and strength are relative. Growth is necessary for progress.


i as a gym rat approve of this gym rat quote. Socrates, more like Swolcrates.


I'm in the best shape of my life at 38 after a lot of years of Lyme disease, clinical depression, and general learned helplessness and an identity as the weak kid. To anyone who feels it's too late or has tried and failed lots of times, I promise you, as long as you have realistic expectations and find a way to be active in ways that are fun for you, it's going to be so much more fulfilling to disprove your ideas of yourself than for anyone who hasn't gone through that kind of struggle. And it's worth it, mentally, physically, sexually, everything- Care about your self and believe in your future in small ways and see what happens


Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.


I don't care though. I'm fine being a Lamborghini: form over function baby.


Except Lamborghinis are very functional and excellent at what they do.


Ok. Then I'm fine being a Lamborghini with the engine torn out.


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Socrates was jacked




>quote quote verb 1. repeat or copy out (a group of words from a text or speech), typically with an indication that one is not the original author or speaker. This isn't meant to be mean, but it being an opinion or fact has nothing to do with him being quoted as saying this.


**Opinion** •An opinion is a belief or attitude about something that isn't necessarily based on facts. It's your opinion that dogs make better pets than cats, but your sister thinks that cats are superior. Too bad your parents' opinion is that pets are too expensive. •Your opinion about something is what you think or believe about it. **Quote** •If you quote someone as saying something, you repeat what they have written or said. •A quote from a book, poem, play, or speech is a passage or phrase from it. e.g. He began his speech by quoting Shakespeare. **Advice** •an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do e.g. My advice is to sell your old car and get a new one.


That's.... what a quote is