•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    socrates Quotes

    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
    An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all.
    — Socrates
    tags: education  money 
     
    The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.
    — Socrates
    tags: evil  language  soul 
     
    The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress.
    — Socrates
    tags: people  young  alone  age  girls  speech  wisdom  parent 
     
    True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
    — Socrates
    tags: world  true  wisdom 
     
    An honest man is always a child.
    — Socrates
    tags: children  men  child 
     
    The nearest way to glory a shortcut, as it were is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
    — Socrates
    tags: thoughts  wishes 
     
    The only thing I know is that I know nothing
    — Socrates
    To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.
    — Socrates
    tags: wisdom 
     
    It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.
    — Socrates
    tags: beauty  men  seeing  strength 
     
    I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
    — Socrates
    tags: facts  ignorance 
     
    Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.
    — Socrates
    tags: wealth 
     
    The cure of many diseases remains unknown to the physicians of Hellos (Greece) because they do not study the whole person.
    — Socrates
    tags: people 
     
    My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves
    — Socrates
    tags: care  learn 
     
    God does not deal directly with man: it is by means of spirits that all the intercourse and communication of gods with men, both in waking life and in sleep, is carried on.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  communication  sleep  god  spirit 
     
    If the whole world depends on today's youth, I can't see the world lasting another 100 years.
    — Socrates
    tags: youth  world  year 
     
    Nothing is so well learned as that which is discovered.
    — Socrates
    The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.
    — Socrates
    tags: people 
     
    If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stack in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they are already possessed of before that which would fall to them by such a division.
    — Socrates
    tags: mankind  shares 
     
    How many things are there which I do not want.
    — Socrates
    In order that the mind should see light instead of darkness, so the entire soul must be turned away from this changing world, until its eye can learn to contemplate reality and that supreme splendor which we have called the good. Hence there may well be an art whose aim would be to effect this very thing.
    — Socrates
    tags: reality  world  darkness  soul  eyes  mind  learn 
     
    And I say let a man be of good cheer about his soul. When the soul has been arrayed in her own proper jewels - temperance and justice, and courage, and nobility and truth - she is ready to go on her journey when the hour comes.
    — Socrates
    tags: truth  justice  men  journey  soul  courage 
     
    Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
    — Socrates
    tags: living 
     
    Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy.
    — Socrates
    tags: beauty  joy  victory 
     
    When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.
    — Socrates
    tags: insight  wisdom 
     
    To live well and honorably and justly are the same thing.
    — Socrates
    tags: live 
     
    The soul is cured of its maladies by certain incantations; these incantations are beautiful reasons, from which temperance is generated in souls.
    — Socrates
    tags: beautiful  soul 
     
    Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
    — Socrates
    tags: fame 
     
    I don't care what people say about me. I do care about my mistakes.
    — Socrates
    tags: people  mistakes  care 
     
    He who has lived as a true philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die, and that after death he may hope to receive the greatest good in the other world.
    — Socrates
    tags: death  world  true  die  philosopher  hope 
     
    One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom.
    — Socrates
    tags: wisdom 
     
    No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.
    — Socrates
    tags: men  government 
     
    If you can do only a little. Do what you can. What you cannot enforce, do not command.
    — Socrates
    Since all of us desire to be happy, and since we evidently become so on account of our use-that is our good use-of other things, and since knowledge is what provides this goodness of use and also good fortune, every man must, as seems plausible, prepare himself by every means for this: to be as wise as possible. Right?
    — Socrates
    tags: desires  men  goodness  wise 
     
    Let the questions be the curriculum.
    — Socrates
    tags: questions 
     
    In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
    — Socrates
    tags: youth  age  childhood 
     
    I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.
    — Socrates
    Be as you wish to seem.
    — Socrates
    tags: wishes 
     
    It is never right to do wrong or to requite wrong with wrong, or when we suffer evil to defend ourselves by doing evil in return.
    — Socrates
    tags: evil  right  wrong 
     
    All wars are fought for the acquisition of wealth
    — Socrates
    tags: war  wealth 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors