Socrates Quotes

Socrates was a Greek philosopher, who is often considered to be the father of Western philosophy, and a key figure in the development of Western civilization.

Here is a collection of some best quotes from Socrates.

Socrates Quotes

1. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates

2. “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.” – Socrates

3. “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” – Socrates

4. “Be as you wish to seem.” – Socrates

5. “To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” – Socrates

6. “An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

7. “To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

8. “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.” – Socrates

9. “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” – Socrates

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

11. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” – Socrates

12. “Know thyself.” – Socrates

13. “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” – Socrates

14. “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” – Socrates

15. “It is not living that matters, but living rightly.” – Socrates

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