Socrates Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 515

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

Wisest is he who knows he knows not. Socrates

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

Smart people learn from everything and everyone, Average people from their experiences, Stupid people already have all the answers. Socrates

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. For a man who claims to have knowledge, while actually knowing nothing, is less smarter than you, who claim to know nothing. Socrates

The alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls. They will trust the written characters and not remember themselves. Socrates

The soul then, as being immortal, and having been born again many times, and having seen all things that exist, whether in this world or in the world below, has knowledge of them all . . . all enquiry and all learning is but recollection. Socrates

False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil. Socrates

I don't care what people say about me. I do care about my mistakes. Socrates

The nearest way to glory a shortcut, as it were is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. Socrates

If you would seek health, look first to the spine. Socrates

My for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves Socrates

I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. In this trifling particular, then, I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know. Socrates

All thinking begins with wondering Socrates

Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, 'How many things I have no need of!' Socrates

One ought not to return injustice, nor do evil to anybody in the world, no matter what one may have suffered from them. Socrates

I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler. Socrates

How many things I can do without! Socrates

The individual leads in order that those who are led can develop their potential as human beings and thereby prosper. Socrates

It is never right to do wrong or to requite wrong with wrong, or when we suffer evil to defend ourselves by doing evil in return. Socrates

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Since all of us desire to be happy, and since we evidently become so on account of our use-that is our good use-of other things, and since knowledge is what provides this goodness of use and also good fortune, every man must, as seems plausible, prepare himself by every means for this: to be as wise as possible. Right? Socrates

Nothing very new. By taking good care of yourselves you are of service to me and my family as well as yourselves, no matter what you do, even if you don't think so at present. But if you neglect yourselves and are unwilling to live, as though following tracks, in accordance with what we now say and have said in the past too, then no matter how much or how seriously you agree with me at present you will accomplish next to nothing. Socrates

It is better to be at odds with the whole world than, being one, to be at odds with myself, Socrates

And the same things look bent and straight when seen in water and out of it, and also both concave and convex, due to the sight's being mislead by the colors, and every sort of confusion of this kind is plainly in our soul. And, then, it is because they take advantage of this affection in our nature that shadow painting, and puppeteering, and many other tricks of the kind fall nothing short of wizardry. Socrates

I know nothing but the certainty of my own ignorance. Socrates

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,Sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, Fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, Humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality. Socrates

Beloved Pan and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and the inward man be one. Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing, for when I don't know what justice is, I'll hardly know whether it is a kind of virtue or not, or whether a person who has it is happy or unhappy. Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

Wisdom adorneth riches and casteth a shadow over poverty. Socrates

Obscurity is dispelled by augmenting the light of discernment, not by attacking the darkness. Socrates

If measure and symmetry are absent from any composition in any degree, ruin awaits both the ingredients and the composition... Measure and symmetry are beauty and virtue the world over. Socrates

No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training Socrates

If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all. Socrates

Do not grieve over someone who changes all of the sudden. It might be that he has given up acting and returned to his true self. Socrates

Nothing is so well learned as that which is discovered. Socrates

Wonder is the beginning of all wisdom. Socrates

It seems that God took away the minds of poets that they might better express His. Socrates

To harm another is to harm oneself Socrates

The friend must be like money, that before you need it, the value is known. Socrates

People learn more on their own rather than being force fed. Socrates

The soul is pure when it leaves the body and drags nothing bodily with it, by virtue of having no willing association with the body in life but avoiding it.. Practicing philosophy in the right way is a training to die easily. Socrates

Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things. Socrates

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. Socrates

And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. Socrates

Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy; if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself. Socrates

Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. Socrates

A multitude of books distracts the mind. Socrates

He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance. Socrates

What a lot of things there are a man can do without. Socrates

Either I do not corrupt the young or, if I do, it is unwillingly. Socrates

Since I am convinced that I wrong no one, I am not likely to wrong myself. Socrates

Neither I nor any other man should, on trial or in way, contrive to avoid death at any cost. Socrates

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit. Socrates

Life is like a game of football, played with Hitler's severed head. Socrates

The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows. Socrates

There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend. Socrates

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

Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worse of evils. Socrates

Better to do a little well, then a great deal badly. Socrates

The wise man seeks death all his life, and for this reason death is not terrifying to him. Socrates

I only know that I know nothing Socrates

In order that the mind should see light instead of darkness, so the entire soul must be turned away from this changing world, until its eye can learn to contemplate reality and that supreme splendor which we have called the good. Hence there may well be an art whose aim would be to effect this very thing. Socrates

The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance. Socrates

Silence is a profound melody, for those who can hear it above all the noise. Socrates

The life of which meaning one never ponders is not worth living Socrates

When a woman is allowed to become a man's equal, she becomes his superior. Socrates

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods. Socrates

Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within. May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him. Socrates

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