Socrates most famous quotes


Sometimes when we analyze the past history of humanity we understand more about the present. Socrates was one of the most famous philosophers in history. Here is a small collection of his most famous quotes.

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

2. “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

3. “There is only one gracious, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”

4. “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only create them contemplate.”

5. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a tough battle.”

6. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

7. “By sum means marry; whether you acquire a gracious wife, you’ll become blissful; whether you acquire a inappropriate one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

8. “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to absorb.”

9. “whether you don’t acquire what you want, you suffer; whether you acquire what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you acquire precisely what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your intellect is your scrape. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”

10. “Sometimes you save walls up not to preserve people out, but to see who cares enough to rupture them down.”

11. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”

12. “To find yourself, contemplate for yourself.”

13. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

14. “Know thyself.”

15. “Let him who would drag the world first drag himself.”

16. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to bask in less.”

17. “The secret of change is to focus sum of your energy, not on fighting the out of date, but on building the recent.”

18. “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”

19. “Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is temporary, the other perpetual.”

20. “Understanding a question is half an acknowledge”

21. “valid wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how slight we understand approximately life, ourselves, and the world around us”

22. “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”

23. “To be is to carry out”