The Best Socrates Quotes

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Must be a famous or well-known quote. If a quote is cut off you can hover over the text to see the full quote.

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.

Put down that hemlock and pause construction on your time machine, because this list answers the questions, "What are the best Socrates quotes?" and "What is the most famous Socrates quote?" Obviously, since it contains wise words from the most insightful and righteous thinker in ancient Athens, it also provides answers to many, many more profound questions.

You can see what subjects these historic Socrates quotes fall under displayed to the right of the quote. Be sure to vote up the wisest quotations from Socrates. Know thyself and vote to ensure that your favorite Socrates saying won't fall to the bottom of the list.
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  • 1

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

    195 votes
  • 2

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

    396 votes
  • 3

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

    260 votes
  • 4

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

    347 votes
  • 5

    To find yourself, think for yourself.

    281 votes
  • 6

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

    262 votes