Quotes by Greek Philosopher Socrates


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

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

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. Socrates

The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher. Socrates

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

Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think. Socrates

Let him that would move the world, first move himself. Socrates

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

A multitude of books distracts the mind. Socrates

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

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. Socrates

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure. Socrates

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. Socrates

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates

The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods. Socrates

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. Socrates


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