Socrates Quotes and Sayings

Socrates Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC - 399 BC)

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

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

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

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them. ~Socrates

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

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

And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. ~Socrates

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. ~Socrates

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

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

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