Socrates Quotes ( Life, Education, Intelligence )

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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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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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Smart people learn from everything and everyone.

Average people from their experiences.

Stupid people already have all the answers.

– Socrates

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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

– Socrates

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

– Socrates

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I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others.

– Socrates

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Understanding a question is half an answer.

– Socrates

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

– Socrates

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Every action has its pleasures and its price.

– Socrates

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I don’t care what people say about me. I do care about my mistakes.

– Socrates

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle

– Socrates

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Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

– Socrates

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There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

– Socrates

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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

– Socrates

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Mankind is made of two kinds of people.

Wise people who know they are fools, and fools who think they are wise.

– Socrates

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Get not your friends by bear compliments,
but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

– Socrates

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

– Socrates

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Let him who would move the world first move himself.

– Socrates

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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings

– Socrates

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

– Socrates

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

– Socrates

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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

– Socrates

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

– Socrates

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Know thyself.

– Socrates

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Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

– Socrates

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

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

– Socrates

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Be as you wish to seem.

– Socrates

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We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.

– Socrates

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To find yourself, think for yourself.

– Socrates

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Those who are hardest to love need it the most.

– Socrates

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I would rather die having spoken after my manner, than speaking your manner and live.

– Socrates

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Think not those faithful who praise all their words and
actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

– Socrates

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Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.

– Socrates

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No man is capable of causing great evil without thinking he’s doing the right thing.

– Socrates

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