Socrates Quotes
Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.
Born: 470 BC, Athens
Died: 399 BC, Athens



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

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

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

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

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

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

He is richest who is content with the least; for content is the wealth of nature.

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

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

Every action has its pleasures and its price.

If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

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

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


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