42 RESULTS FOR: Socrates
My advice to you is get married if you find a good wife youll be happy if not, youll become a philosopher.
SocratesNot life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
SocratesWisdom begins in wonder.
SocratesThe only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
SocratesThe unexamined life is not worth living.
SocratesMy belief is that to have no wants is divine.
SocratesI am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. (Plato's Apology)
SocratesHe is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
SocratesChildren today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
SocratesTrue knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
SocratesI thought to myself, 'I am wiser than this man neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point I do not think that I know what I do not know.
SocratesI know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
SocratesVirtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.
SocratesOnly the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.
SocratesScience says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.
SocratesBy all means marry if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
SocratesI cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
SocratesEmploy your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
SocratesBe slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
SocratesThe end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like him.
SocratesLet him that would move the world, first move himself.
SocratesPeople demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
SocratesThe way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
SocratesI know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
SocratesThink not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
SocratesThe shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.
SocratesRegard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
SocratesThe only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
SocratesGet not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
SocratesEnvy is the ulcer of the soul.
SocratesRemember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.
SocratesDo not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
SocratesRemember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
SocratesI am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
SocratesI do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.
SocratesBad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
SocratesI decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
SocratesThou shouldst eat to live not live to eat.
SocratesHaving the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
SocratesThere is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
SocratesOf all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
IsocratesDo not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.