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Socrates Quotes

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469 BC - 399 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


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


He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.


As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.


One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.


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


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


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


Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.


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


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


Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.


It is not living that matters, but living rightly.


Be as you wish to seem.


If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.


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


I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.


I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.


True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.


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


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