Socrates Quotes ( Life, Education, Intelligence )
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize, how little we understand about life ourselves and the world around us.
If you get a good wife you’ll become happy,
if you get a bad one you’ll become a philosopher.
Smart people learn from everything and everyone.
Average people from their experiences.
Stupid people already have all the answers.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others.
Understanding a question is half an answer.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
I don’t care what people say about me. I do care about my mistakes.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Mankind is made of two kinds of people.
Wise people who know they are fools, and fools who think they are wise.
Get not your friends by bear compliments,
but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings
The secret of happiness you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general for God knows best what is good for us.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Be as you wish to seem.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Those who are hardest to love need it the most.
I would rather die having spoken after my manner, than speaking your manner and live.
Think not those faithful who praise all their words and
actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
No man is capable of causing great evil without thinking he’s doing the right thing.