Quotes of Socrates

Quotes of Socrates are wonderful from Greek philosopher Socrates, who was one of the co-founders of the Western Philosophy. His teaching was influenced many of Greeks and still influences many. I do not think that we cannot study philosophy by ignoring his teaching. Socrates was influenced many philosophers, and still his teaching does the same. 

Quotes of Socrates

Quotes of Socrates
Quotes of Socrates

Socrates quotes have huge welcome among people. Socrates quotes give guide and thoughts to people. Plenty of his quotes can be found at websites. However, I have selected most interesting quotes. If you like to drop a note on comment box that which is your most favorite quotes of Socrates, it would be helpful us know readers option, and sometimes we can discuss more about the high rated quotes. 

All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.

An honest man is always a child.

Be as you wish to seem.

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

Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

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.

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

Every action has its pleasures and its price.

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

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

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

I know that I know nothing.

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

If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.

In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.

Know thyself.

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades - that of government.

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

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

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

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

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

The hottest love has the coldest end.

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

The really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles.

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

Understanding a question is half an answer.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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  1. I couldn't believe this much of Socrates Quotes , where did you get it?

    1. These are selecting very interesting Socrates quotes according to my knowledge, there is uncountable Socrates's quote is in the world.

    2. Most of them are false or really bad translations. For instance, he never said "I know that I know nothing" but "I know that which I do not know." They mean very different things. The one says you don't know anything and the other says that you know your limitations.

    3. Most of the quotes are fake. For instance, the "I know that I know nothing" is not what he said. Instead, he said "I know that which I do not know." The first says you don't know anything whereas the second says you know your limitations. Very different.

  2. I love every quote of Socrates, but I can't follow of them but To find yourself, think for yourself is my favorite quote.

  3. But some of the his quotes I can't know the real meaning,How can I get the actual meaning of Socrates all quotes?

  4. Your selection is so interesting to read every Socrates quotes.If you give an example for every selecting Socrates quotes,its help for understanding for his quotes well.

  5. How can I select best 10 quotes among Socrates's quotes with optimum explanation ?

  6. Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people this is good suitable quote's

  7. I like to view Famous Socrates's quotes by category. These alphabetical arrangements are not natural .Where can I download Socrates's quotes e-book ?If you know the web address, please send it, me by email.

  8. I can't choose, which is the best Socrates quote among the above list. I like all of his quotes and it has some great power.

  9. I love Socrates so much after reading his history and quotes.One thing I found it from him that one and only person who faced a death directly without any frightened.

  10. Congratulations your hard work to Socrates's Quotes and I never seen such a type of video for Socrates's

  11. How did you create a wonderful video for Socrates's quotes, and the displaying quotes are very worth full at this time.Everyone must think about Socrates's quotes and come to the right position.

  12. نوید طاهبازOctober 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    I watched several videos about Socrates's quotes, but your video is something different than others created and Thanks your work for Socrates's quotes.

  13. Why did not you put serial number of these Socrates quotes? I can't count how many its?

  14. In my knowledge that Socrates hasn't knowledge about writing but his student Plato is writing his every quote ,I think ,Are any quotes missed by Plato? Do you belie Plato made this mistake?

  15. I have a question about Socrates birth ,if he birth in a rich family or as a son of king, what will happen ?

  16. How do you think about "Every action has its pleasures and its price" quote?

  17. "Death may be the greatest of all human blessings" I don't know why he told?

  18. Grade works for philosophy and we knew the last words of Socrates, but do you know the first quote of Socrates's?

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  20. Great article about Scorates and he should know that what will happen in future?


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