Socrates

80Socrates Quotes

Greek Philosopher

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes... (source)

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

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. view quote

Wisdom begins in wonder. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. view quote

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. view quote

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. view quote

Be as you wish to seem. view quote

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

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