Socrates Quotes

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1.
All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
- Socrates

2.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

3.
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

4.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

5.
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

6.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

7.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- Socrates

8.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

9.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

10.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

11.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

12.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

13.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

14.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

15.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

16.
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

17.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

18.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
- Socrates

19.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

20.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

21.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

22.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

23.
To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Socrates

24.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

25.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

26.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
- Socrates

27.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

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