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109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflect Wisdom

109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflect Wisdom  


Socrates was one of the Greek scholar, who excelled in philosophy of ethics and self knowledge. His teachings reflect the unparalleled wisdom, which gave insights to his renowned pupil, Plato.

Much of Socrates work are not directly available, but his teachings can be extracted through the works of Plato. Aristophanes, father of comedy, showcases the trial and condemning to death of Socrates in one of his play.

The vast knowledge of Socrates didn't remained limited to his own time, but he taught to Plato; who later taught Aristotle. Aristotle later became the teacher of Alexander the Great.


The immense wisdom that Socrates earned, not only guided his pupils and theirs, but it still inspires the people beyond the ages.

We have tried to compile, one of the best collection of Quotes of Socrates, so you can read and learn the timeless wisdom. Go ahead and read these 109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflect Wisdom.



109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom


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

2-The unexamined life is not worth living.

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

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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

5-Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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

7-Be as you wish to seem.


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

9-Beware the barrenness of a busy life.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

10-To find yourself, think for yourself.

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

12-Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

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


14-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.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

15-I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

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

17-A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.

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

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

20-The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.




109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

21-Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.

22-If you want to be wrong then follow the masses.

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

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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

25-From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.


26-An honest man is always a child.

27-Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

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

29-He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

30-How many are the things I can do without!


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

31-The hottest love has the coldest end.

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

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

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

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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

36-Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

37-Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

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

39-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.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

40-Every action has its pleasures and its price.

41-One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.

42-I am a fool, but I know I'm a fool and that makes me smarter than you.

43-Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom.

44-The years wrinkle our skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles our soul.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

45-Marry or marry not, in any either case you'll regret it.

46-Trust not a woman when she weeps, for it is her nature to weep when she wants her will.

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


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48-There is no greater magnificence than to defeat oneself. That is the magnificence.


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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

50-Envy is the ulcer of the soul. 

51-Those who are hardest to love, need it the most.

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

53-Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.

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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

55-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. 

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

57-Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

58-Nothing is to be preferred before justice.

59-The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.

60-Call no man unhappy until he is married.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom


61-Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.

62-Enjoy yourself — it’s later than you think.

63-We are what we think we are.

64-Understanding a question is half an answer.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflect Wisdom

65-Lies are the greatest murder. They kill the Truth.

66-Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

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

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

69-An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

70-Life is full of questions. Idiots are full of answers.

71-We can do nothing without the body, let us always take care that it is in the best condition to sustain us.

72-When you want success as badly as you want the air, then you will get it. There is no other secret of success.

73-We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.

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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

75-I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others.

76-In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.

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

78-Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.

79-The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

80-The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.


81-Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.

82-Are you not ashamed of heaping up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul?

83-Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.

84-Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom


85-A multitude of books distracts the mind.

86-No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

87-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.

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

89-I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within. 


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

90-The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves.

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

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

93-Only the knowledge that comes from inside is the real Knowledge.

94-I have good hope that there is something remaining for the dead.


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

95-Exercise till the mind feels delight in reposing from the fatigue.

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

97-Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding onto.

98-There is no learning without remembering.

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


109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

100-This is a universe that does not favor the timid.

101-Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.

102-What most counts is not merely to live, but to live right.

103-Do not go through life like leaf blown from here to there believing whatever you are told.

104-Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.

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




109 Wonderful Socrates Quotes which reflects Wisdom

106-If one knows what is right, he will do it; nobody wants to be evil.

107-To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

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

109-Wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state.


Like Socrates said: an unexamined life is not worth living.... its pretty exciting that you reached this part of post, and this proves you are truly concerned about what you examine and let enter your mind.

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