Socrates Quotes

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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.


Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.


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


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


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


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


The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.


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


One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.


Let him that would move the world, first move himself.


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


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



The unexamined life is not worth living.


To find yourself, think for yourself.


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


I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.


The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.


Enjoy yourself — it’s later than you think.


From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.


The hottest love has the coldest end.


Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.


Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.


Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.


I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.


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


Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.


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