Socrates Quotes

No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
I would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your manner and live.
“I would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your manner and live.”
He is richest who is content with the least.
“He is richest who is content with the least.”
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.
“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.”
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”
People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.
“People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.”
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
“Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.”
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.
“He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.”
Eat to live, not live to eat.
“Eat to live, not live to eat.”
The really important thing is not to live, but to live well? and to live well means the same thing as to live honourably or rightly.
“The really important thing is not to live, but to live well? and to live well means the same thing as to live honourably or rightly.”
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.
“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.”
An honest man is always a child.
“An honest man is always a child.”
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
“Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.”
To find yourself, think for yourself.
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
“Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
“Let him that would move the world first move himself.”
Why should we pay so much attention to what the majority thinks?
“Why should we pay so much attention to what the majority thinks?”
An unexamined life is not worth living.
“An unexamined life is not worth living.”
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured hard for.
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured hard for.”
Know thyself.
“Know thyself.”
Wisdom begins in wonder.
“Wisdom begins in wonder.”
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
The unexamined life is not worth living.
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.
“I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.”
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”