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The Best Life Quotes-Twenty Great Socrates Quotations

Updated on May 31, 2012

Socrates

Widely known as one of the great philosophers,Socrates wanted everyone to scrutinise everything that we believe, he believed everyone had a duty to reflect on their own life.

Socrates reflections on life ,has given some of the greatest philosophers quotes.

All Quotes and Quotations.

Twenty Best Socrates Quotes

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

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

What is philosophy but the study of death.

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

The world when viewed from above, resembles a ball sewn from 12 pieces of skin.


Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.

I know nothing except the fact of my own ignorance.

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

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

A multitude of books distracts the mind.

Nobody knows anything,but I,knowing I know nothing,am the smartest man in the world.

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.

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

Know Thyself


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.

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

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.

Let me know if you have your own favourite Socrates quotes.

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    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR

      ronaldoh 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks for the correction, and for looking in.

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      The Teacher In Me 

      6 years ago

      "Beware the baroness of a busy life."

      Who is she, this baroness we must be aware of?

      You mean "barrenness", as did Socrates.

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      rafken 

      7 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      I enjoyed these, thanks.

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