Socrates Quotes

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. – Socrates

Let him who would move the world first move himself. – Socrates

The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. – Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul. – Socrates

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. – Socrates

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates

We cannot live better than in seeking to become better. – Socrates

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. – Socrates

Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual. – Socrates

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. – Socrates

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. – Socrates

To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates

Every action has its pleasures and its price. – Socrates

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. – Socrates

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. – Socrates

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Socrates

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. – Socrates

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. – Socrates

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. – Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. – Socrates

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. – Socrates

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. – Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. – Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him. – Socrates

Be as you wish to seem. – Socrates

I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within. – Socrates

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

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. – Socrates

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. – Socrates

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. – Socrates

Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle. – Socrates

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. – Socrates