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Socrates Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Socrates Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom Values

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

Be as you wish to seem.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is richest who is content with the least.
- 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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

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

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

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

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- 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 envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- 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

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

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 a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

An honest man is always a child.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- 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

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

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

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

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the
ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw Lec

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition
of one's own past failings.
- Cary Grant

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
- Edith Wharton

Beware of a man with manners.
- Eudora Welty

Beware of men who cry.
It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings,
but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to
and in touch with are their own.
- Nora Ephron

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
- Margaret Fuller

Beware thoughts that come in the night.
They aren't turned properly; they come in askew,
free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.
- William Trogdon

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


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