Quotes by Socrates

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

  • “Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”
    by Socrates
  • “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
    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
  • “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
  • “True knowledge exists in knowing that 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
  • “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
  • “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
    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
  • “Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”
    by Socrates
  • “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Wisdom begins in wonder.”
    by Socrates
  • “Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.”
    by Socrates
  • “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
    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

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