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Wisdom will be yours with this list of the best Socrates quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Socrates quotes have received the most votes from users like thyself, so only the greatest Socrates quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Socrates should be listed here, but if any Socratic love quotes or philosophy quotes are missing, you can add more at the end of the list. Here you'll find notable Socrates quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates

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Let him that would move the world, first move himself. Socrates

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I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates

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

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To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

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The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

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

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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

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I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Socrates

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Know thyself Socrates

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

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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

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

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

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Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think. Socrates

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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

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. Socrates

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The hottest love has the coldest end. Socrates

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Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men. Socrates

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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. Socrates

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. Socrates

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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. Socrates

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Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. Socrates

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

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An unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates

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

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The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. Socrates

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There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance. Socrates

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An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all Socrates

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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature. Socrates

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How many are the things I can do without! Socrates

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

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

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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. Socrates

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

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

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Nothing is to be preferred before justice. Socrates

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

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The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods. Socrates

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Be as you wish to seem.

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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

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Happiness is unrepentant pleasure. Socrates

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

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

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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. Socrates

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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. Socrates

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No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government. Socrates