Socrates Quotes on Ethics and Philosophy

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing

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.

The unexamined life is not worth living.
To find yourself, think for yourself.

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

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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

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

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

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

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

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

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

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

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

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

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

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

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.


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