Socrates Quotes(110) On Life, Knowledge And Wisdom | GOOBAYE

Socrates was an Athenian philosopher. He was born in Athens about 470 BC.

He was an ancient Greek philosopher. Socrates had many talents and interests. He was a philosopher, historian, poet, and sculptor.

Socrates, 470-399 BC, is one of the most prominent figures in philosophy. He is often referred to as the "Father" of Western Philosophy.

The majority of his knowledge and thoughts about his life and thoughts came from his students and followers.

He was also an educator. He was a teacher who taught others how to learn.

This is the ultimate collection of inspirational Socrates quotes and sayings.

Socrates Quotes

While all men have immortal souls, the souls of the righteous can be immortalized and made divine.

I can't teach anyone anything. I can only make people think.

A definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom.

Let the one who would move the entire world make his first move.

People of no worth live to eat and drink. People of worth live to eat, drink and live.

One who is unhappy with what he has would not be satisfied with what he wants.

Only wisdom comes from knowing that you don't know everything.

Woman is equal to man once she has been made equal to him.

They are not idle people who do nothing; they also are idle people who could be more productive.

The only way to truly know something is to be able to recognize that you don't know anything.

Because they don't hit me, slanderers don't hurt me.

Socrates Quotes about Change

Avoid the monotony of a hectic life.

Marry. You will be happy if you marry a good woman. If you get a bad wife, you will become a philosopher.

Beauty is the lure that draws man to expand his circle.

A good man can never be hurt, in life or in death. The gods do not neglect him and his.

If all the misfortunes were piled in one place, where everyone has to share equal parts, most people would be happy to just take what they have and leave.

It is not worth living a life that hasn't been examined.

A man should not be proud of his wealth until it is understood how it is used.

I was afraid that my soul might be completely blinded if I tried to understand objects through my eyes.

To know is to be able to say that you don't know anything. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

A morality system that is based only on relative emotions values is just a figment of the imagination. It is completely unsound and false.

Socrates Quotes on Life & Love

We should pray for general blessings, as God knows best what is best for us.

To live in honor and dignity in the world, we must be who we pretend to be.

Beauty is a short lived tyranny.


I wish ordinary people could do more harm than good.

False words not only are evil, they also infect the soul.

People don't realize that people who apply themselves to philosophy in a way that is meaningful to them are directly and spontaneously preparing for death and dying.

You should marry. You will be happy if you marry a good woman, but you'll also become a philosopher if you get one that is not so great.

I don't know anything except that I am ignorant.

Fear is a sign of reverence, but fear is not everywhere there is reverence. Fear presumably has a greater extension than reverence.

A person who has been injured should not return it. It is wrong to do injustice to another man.

When we see how little we know about ourselves and the world around, we can find true wisdom.

Socrates Quotes in Short

I was too honest to be a politician and live.

He is the most content with what he has, because content is nature's wealth.

What are some things you can live without?

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Because I don't know anything, I know I am intelligent.

A child is always a man who is honest.

Don't forget to remember what is impossible to do is also unattainable to speak of.

Strive to be the person you want to be.

You can't call a man unhappy until he gets married.

Both the comic and tragic lie inseparably, like light and shadow.

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

Death might be the greatest blessing of all.

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

I beg Thee, O God to make me beautiful within.

Famous Socrates Quotes On Education, Democracy & Death

Slowly fall in friendship, but be firm and consistent when you are in.

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

The most vile hatred often comes from the deepest of desires.

It's not living that is important, but living rightly.

Achieving a positive reputation means being what you want to be.

It wasn't wisdom, I thought, that allowed poets to create their poetry. But it was a kind instinct or inspiration that is what you find in prophets and seers who communicate all their profound messages without understanding the meaning.

Be modest in childhood, temperate in youth, prudent in adulthood, and just as prudent in old age.

He is a man full of courage, who doesn't run away but stays at his place and fights the enemy.

Justice is the only thing that should be preferred.

Happiness is a unrepentant pleasure.

The goal of the end of life is to become like God. The soul that follows God will also be like God.

Let a man choose his path in regard to celibacy or marriage. He will regret it.

I am not Athenian nor Greek but a citizen in the world.

I wish ordinary people could do more harm than good.

The poets can only interpret the gods.

Revolutions, wars, and battles are all due to the body and its needs. All wars are fought for wealth acquisition. The body is the slave to its service.

Envious people become fatter when they see their neighbor's fatness.

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

Powerful Socrates quotes

Life contains but two tragedies. The first is to not get what you want; the second is to get it.

Bring me beauty to the inner soul. May the outward and inward man be one.

My friends, to fear death is to be foolish. It is to believe that we are wiser than we actually are. Death may be the best thing that could happen to men, but they fear it like they know it is the worst. What is worse than the shameful ignorance that we think we know more than we actually do?

To live with honor in the real world, the quickest and most effective way is to pretend to be what we appear to be. If we do this, we will see that all virtues are strengthened and increased by practicing them.

Strong minds talk about ideas, average minds discuss current events, and weak minds talk about people.

Be the person people want to see you as.

You see, the secret to happiness isn't in seeking out more but in learning how to enjoy less.

Desire, having rejected reason and overcome judgment that leads to the right is directed in the direction of beauty. When it is again moved by its likered desires towards beauty, it gets a surname and is named love.

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