Socrates Quotes That Will Inspire You

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Socrates Quotes On Life, Wisdom & Philosophy To Inspire You

  • The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
  • Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
  • To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
  • I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.
  • Be as you wish to seem.
  • 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.
  • There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
  • I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
  • A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
  • He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
  • True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
  • Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
  • To find yourself, think for yourself.
  • Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
  • The unexamined life is not worth living.
  • I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.
  • Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  • He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
  • To find yourself, think for yourself.
  • Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
  • Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
  • The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
  • Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
  • Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
  • I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
  • Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
  • Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  • Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
  • If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
  • Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.
  • Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
  • Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
  • Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
  • Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
  • People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
  • Wisdom begins in wonder.
  • When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
  • The hottest love has the coldest end.
  • Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
  • From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
  • The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.
  • Call no man unhappy until he is married.
  • Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
  • We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
  • The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves.
  • False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
  • It is better to change an opinion than to persist in a wrong one.
  • By all means marry. If you get a good spouse you’ll become happy, while if you get a bad one you’ll become a philosopher.
  • I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
  • If I save my insight, I don’t attend to weakness of eyesight.
  • In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
  • No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.
  • I would rather die having spoken after my manner, than speak in your manner and live.
  • An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all.
  • Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
  • Speak, so that I may see you.
  • Justice. If only we knew what it was.
  • Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
  • Know Thyself.
  • He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
  • What I do not know, I do not think I know.
  • Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
  • Wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.
  • It is better to be at odds with the whole world than, being one, to be at odds with myself.
  • They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
  • You never know a line is crooked unless you have a straight one to put next to it.
  • Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy.
  • Every action has its pleasures and its price.
  • Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.
  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
  • Understanding a question is half an answer.
  • The greatest blessing granted to mankind came by way of madness, which is a divine gift.
  • Those who are hardest to love need it the most.
  • I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.
  • The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.
  • Only the knowledge that comes from inside is the real Knowledge.
  • The first key to greatness is to be in reality what we appear to be.
  • I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
  • The poets are only the interpreters of the gods.
  • I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
  • Nothing is so well learned as that which is discovered.
  • True perfection is a bold quest to seek. Only the willing and true of heart will seek the betterment of many.
  • The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
  • I call myself a peaceful warrior because the battles we fight are on the inside.
  • There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance.
  • Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are.
  • The value of a man is measured in the number of those who stand beside him, not those who follow.
  • Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.
  • We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
  • 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.
  • Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.

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