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Quotes By Socrates

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Philosopher Socrates was born in 0470 BC. A Greek citizen, Socrates was born in Greece. Socrates was 71 years old when he died in 0399 BC. In his life Socrates was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

Let him who would move the world first move himself.

- Socrates

Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

- Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think

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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

- Socrates

To find yourself, think for yourself.

- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

- Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.

- Socrates

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

Know thyself.

- Socrates

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

- Socrates

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

- Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

- Socrates

Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worse of evils.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is Love.

- Socrates

The hottest love has the coldest end.

- Socrates

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

- Socrates

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

- Socrates

An honest man is always a child.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

- 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.

- 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.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

- Socrates

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

- Socrates

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