Most Popular Socrates Quotes

Socrates

An unexamined life is not worth living.An unexamined life is not worth living.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

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.

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

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.What is the point?

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

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.

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

An honest man is always a child.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

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

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

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

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

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.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Be as you wish to seem.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.