Best 100 Socrates Quotes on Wisdom, Beauty, Justice, Freedom

Socrates Quotes

Socrates Quotes

1. Know thyself. – Socrates

2. Be as you wish to seem. – Socrates

3. Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

4. Envy is the ulcer of the soul. – Socrates

5. Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. – Socrates

6. Happiness is unrepentant pleasure. – Socrates

7. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. – Socrates

8. Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. – Socrates

9. Through your rags I see your vanity. – Socrates

10. Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates

11. To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates

12. The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

13. Call no man unhappy until he is married. – Socrates

14. A multitude of books distracts the mind. – Socrates

15. The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

16. How many are the things I can do without! – Socrates

17. To move the world we must move ourselves. – Socrates

18. Nothing is to be preferred before justice. – Socrates

19. Enjoy yourself — it’s later than you think. – Socrates

20. Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. – Socrates

21. Understanding a question is half the answer. – Socrates

22. Every action has its pleasures and its price. – Socrates

23. I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. – Socrates

24. Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. – Socrates

25. Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. – Socrates

26. The mind is everything; what you think you become – Socrates

27. The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. – Socrates

28. The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods. – Socrates

29. Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods. – Socrates

30. All wars are fought for the acquisition of wealth. – Socrates

31. I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within. – Socrates

32. Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. – Socrates

33. What a lot of things there are a man can do without. – Socrates

34. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

35. Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me. – Socrates

36. Let him that would move the world, first move himself. – Socrates

37. One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates

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38. We cannot live better than in seeking to become better. – Socrates

39. From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. – Socrates

40. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Socrates

41. I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. – Socrates

42. The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. – Socrates

43. There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. – Socrates

44. I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. – Socrates

45. Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. – Socrates

46. Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are. – Socrates

47. Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. – Socrates

48. I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world. – Socrates

49. There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance. – Socrates

50. When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. – Socrates

51. When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser. – Socrates

52. See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all. – Socrates

53. The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor. – Socrates

54. Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of. – Socrates

55. I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. – Socrates

56. It is better to change an opinion than to persist in a wrong one. – Socrates

57. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. – Socrates

58. An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all. – Socrates

59. Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt? – Socrates

60. The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.– Socrates – Socrates

61. There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend. – Socrates

62. The years wrinkle our skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles our soul. – Socrates

63. The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow. – Socrates

64. Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual. – Socrates

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65. Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change. – Socrates

66. Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise. – Socrates

67. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. – Socrates – Socrates

68. The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. – Socrates

69. The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. – Socrates

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

71. Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one. – Socrates

72. Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen. – Socrates

73. To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. – Socrates

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

75. Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates

76. The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates

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

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

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

80. He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature. – Socrates

81. The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates

82. Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. – Socrates

83. In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent. – Socrates

84. Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. – Socrates

85. Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle. – Socrates

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86. People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. – Socrates

87. Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. – Socrates

88. The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift. – Socrates

89. The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves. – Socrates

90. Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. – Socrates

91. The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves. – Socrates

92. They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed. – Socrates

93. Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. – Socrates

94. If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. – Socrates

95. Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. – Socrates

96. When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it. – Socrates

97. He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. – Socrates

98. Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. – Socrates

99. If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all. – Socrates

100. 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. – Socrates

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