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Socrates Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Socrates Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Related topics: Wisdom

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
- Socrates


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

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

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

 

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

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

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

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

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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.
- Socrates

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

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

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.
- Socrates

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
- Socrates

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

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

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

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

I 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.
- Socrates

My advice to you is get married:
if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

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

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

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

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

Where there is reverence there is fear,
but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear,
because fear presumably has a wider
extension than reverence.
- Socrates

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
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Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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