Quotes by Socrates

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

  • “Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.”
    by Socrates
  • “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”
    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
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
    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
  • “He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.”
    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
  • “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    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
  • “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
    by Socrates
  • “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
    by Socrates
  • “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
    by Socrates
  • “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
    by Socrates
  • “Wisdom begins in wonder.”
    by Socrates
  • “Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”
    by Socrates

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