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1. "The ancient Greeks were the first ones to say an unexamined life is not worth living. They don't tell you of course what we found out, an examined life not that fascinating either."
Author: Colin Quinn
2. "Persistent problems, however unpleasant they may seem, contain the unpro¬cessed and unexamined thoughts and feelings that, if left alone, keep you from your greatness. That's why the pain, emptiness, and longing you feel can be your greatest gift—it can motivate you to examine parts of yourself that have been overlooked, forgotten, or hidden. It's the irritant of sand in the oyster, which is the impetus for the pearl. In walking the conscious life path, you reveal your deepest Reality, layer by layer. You come home."
Author: Dr. Jennifer Howard Your Ultimate Life Plan
3. "Socrates once said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." I would expand on his thought by suggesting, "The unexamined society is not worth living in."
Author: Eileen Workman
4. "The other day in prayer I said to God, "Look - I understand that an unexamined life is not worth living, but do you think I could someday have an unexamined lunch?"."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
5. "I think I have never known anyone who led quite unexamined a life."
Author: Joan Didion
6. "Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
7. "Socrates told us, "the unexamined life is not worth living." I think he's calling for curiosity, more than knowledge. In every human society at all times and at all levels, the curious are at the leading edge."
Author: Roger Ebert
8. "Plato did claim that the unexamined life was not worth living. Oedipus Rex was not so sure."
Author: Tom Robbins

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People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change."
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