The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

— Socrates

The most attractive Socrates quotes that will activate your inner potential

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

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

399

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

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Socrates quote Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

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

304

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

299

There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.

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Socrates quote No man has the right to be an amateur in

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.

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

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Do it because it's in your heart. Not because you want something in return. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

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Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,Sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, Fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, Humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality.

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Socrates quote The world's a puzzle; no need to make se

The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.

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I am a Citizen of the World, and my Nationality is Goodwill.

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Wisdom begins in wonder.

157

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

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Socrates quote Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

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About Socrates

Quotes 449 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 469 BC

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

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No one can teach, if by teaching we mean the transmission of knowledge, in any mechanical fashion, from one person to another. The most that can be done is that one person who is more knowledgeable than another can, by asking a series of questions, stimulate the other to think, and so cause him to learn for himself.

128

In every person there is a sun. Just let them shine.

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Socrates quote Education is the kindling of a flame, no

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

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To find yourself, think for yourself.

118

The unexamined life is not worth living.

118

Our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time.

Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

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Socrates quote I cannot teach anybody anything, I can o

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

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Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise.

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

109

I am a fool, but I know I'm a fool and that makes me smarter than you.

108

I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

93

What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?

90

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

89

Marry or marry not, in any either case you'll regret it

87

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

84

I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside.

83

Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding onto.

82

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

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Be as you wish to seem.

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There is no difference between knowledge and temperance;

for he who knows what is good and embraces it, who knows what is bad and avoids it, is learned and temperate.

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I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.

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Well I am certainly wiser than this man.

It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.

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The cure of many diseases remains unknown to the physicians of Hellos (Greece) because they do not study the whole person.

69

Remember, no human condition is ever permanent.

Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

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She soars on her own wings.

63

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

61

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

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Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy; if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself.

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

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Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.

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An honest man is always a child.

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No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.

.. what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

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If measure and symmetry are absent from any composition in any degree, ruin awaits both the ingredients and the composition... Measure and symmetry are beauty and virtue the world over.

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The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.

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The only thing I know is that I know nothing

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Get not your friends by bare compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

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The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

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

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