Quotes by Socrates

Quotes by Socrates (Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC – 399 BC))

  • “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”
    by Socrates
  • “Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”
    by Socrates
  • “Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.”
    by Socrates
  • “My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.”
    by Socrates
  • “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”
    by Socrates
  • “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
    by Socrates
  • “Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.”
    by Socrates
  • “Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”
    by Socrates
  • “Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”
    by Socrates
  • “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
    by Socrates
  • “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
    by Socrates
  • “Wisdom begins in wonder.”
    by Socrates
  • “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”
    by Socrates
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
    by Socrates
  • “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
    by Socrates
  • “I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.”
    by Socrates
  • “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    by Socrates
  • “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
    by Socrates
  • “He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.”
    by Socrates
  • “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
    by Socrates

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