Quotation Explorer - 'Socrates'

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. - Socrates
The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. - Socrates
He is richest who is content with the least. - Socrates
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows. - Socrates
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. - Socrates
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. - Socrates
Sorry, Socrates! Every life is worth living. - Marty Rubin
God would seem to indicate to us and not allow us to doubt that these beautiful poems are not human, or the work of man, but divine and the work of God; and that the poets are only the interpreters of the Gods... - Socrates
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. - Socrates
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
I've recovered my tenderness by long looking;I'm a Socrates of small fury.The waves bends with the fish. I'm taughtAs water teaches stone. Believe me, extremest oriole,I can hear light on a dry day.The world is where we fling it; I'm leaving where I am. - Theodore Roethke
Socrates should have written comics. - Mark Waid
Imitate Jesus and Socrates - Benjamin Franklin
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
Be true to thine own self - Socrates
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire . . . - Socrates
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think - Socrates
wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state - Socrates
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. - Socrates
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. - Socrates
Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods. - Socrates
To find yourself, think for yourself. - Socrates
When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser. - Socrates
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. - Socrates
The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. - Socrates
To find the Father of all is hard. And when found, it is impossible to utter Him. - Socrates
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. - Socrates
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. - Socrates
If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. - Socrates
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth. - Socrates
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. - Socrates
When Socrates said he knew nothing he still thought he knew more than anyone else. - Marty Rubin
How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you? - Socrates
Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers. - Socrates
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze. - Unknown
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. - Socrates
The misuse of language induces evil in the soul - Socrates
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. - Socrates
For the poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him: when he has not attained to this state, he is powerless and is unable to utter his oracles. - Socrates
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them. - Socrates
PLATONIC, adj. Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates. Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost. - Ambrose Bierce
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. - Socrates
Socrates made people face their hypocrisy. He had to die. - Francis Mont
I am as knowledgeable as Socrates; I know nothing. - Debasish Mridha
The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift. - Socrates
I know one thing, that I know nothing. - Socrates
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. - Socrates
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. - Socrates
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. - Socrates
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. - Socrates
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better. - Socrates
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Socrates
Let him who would move the world first move himself. - Socrates
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. - Socrates
And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. - Socrates
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. - Socrates
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. - Socrates
But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God. - Socrates
Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. - Socrates
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates
Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of. - Socrates
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them. - Socrates
You may not be rich with money, Socrates was not, your life still has tremendous value. - Debasish Mridha
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune, nor too sorrowful in misfortune. - Socrates
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows. - Socrates
Wen das Wort nicht schlägt, den schlägt auch der Stock nicht. - Socrates
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. - Socrates
Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools. - Socrates
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. - Socrates
Envy is the ulcer of the soul. - Socrates
Know thyself. - Socrates
Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul? - Socrates
I "love" reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building empires in mind. I pray I won't read and read and forget to marry. - Moffat Machingura
If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman. - Socrates
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. - Socrates
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent. - Michel de Montaigne
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. - Socrates
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways--I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only God knows. - Socrates
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
A man who preserves his integrity no real, long-lasting harm can ever come. - Socrates
All I know is that I do not know anything - Socrates
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates
My world view is somewhat unique. I have learned from many great philosophers including Plato, Socrates, Buddha, Jesus, Darwin, Tagore, Emerson, and many more. - Debasish Mridha
My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves" - - Socrates
By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities. - Socrates
One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him. - Socrates
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults. - Socrates
But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates. - Plato
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. - Socrates
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether. - Socrates
Misunderstood! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. - Socrates
The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. - Socrates
watch out for schools that promise your kids will "experience success." I'm teaching Plato's Dialogues these days, and I noticed that Socrates never let his students experience success. Socrates won the argument every time. - David Kahn
I only know that I know nothing - Socrates
The difference between Socrates and Jesus is that no one had ever been put to death in Socrates' name. And that is because Socrates' ideas were never made law. Law, in whatever name, protects privilege. - E.L. Doctorow
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