Socrates Quotes

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  • Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.

    Life   Remember   Speak  
  • My divine sign indicates the future to me.

  • It seems that God took away the minds of poets that they might better express His.

    Mind   Might   Poet  
  • I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

    People   Wish   Might  
  • The Delphic Oracle said I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because that I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.

    Wisdom   Greek   Oracles  
  • Anybody can be a hellene, by his heart, his mind, his spirit.

    Heart   Mind   Spirit  
  • When a woman is allowed to become a man's equal, she becomes his superior.

    Men   Equal   Superiors  
  • Do not go through life like leaf blown from here to there believing whatever you are told.

  • To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know.

    Wise   Apology   Thinking  
  • We are what we think we are

  • If you can do only a little. Do what you can. What you cannot enforce, do not command.

  • When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the Way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward.. My journeys revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom. And that life has always been, and will always be, arising in Mystery.

    Warrior   Journey   Wind  
  • 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.

  • The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

    "Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives". Book by Dan Millman, p. 162, 2006.
  • Listen not to a tale-bearer or slanderer, for he tells thee nothing out of good-will; but as he discovereth of the secrets of others, so he will of thine in turn.

    Secret   Tales   Thee  
  • I desire only to know the truth, and to live as well as I can...And, to the utmost of my power, I exhort all other men to do the same...I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

    Life   Courage   Men  
  • Nothing is so well learned as that which is discovered.

  • [N]either in war nor yet at law ought any man to use every way of escaping death. For often in battle there is no doubt that if a man will throw away his arms, and fall on his knees before his pursuers, he may escape death; and in other dangers there are other ways of escaping death, if a man is willing to say and do anything. The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.

    Running   War   Fall  
  • I only know how little I know

  • The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.

  • Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.

  • You don't know what you don't know.

    Dilemma   Knows  
  • Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

    Envy   Soul   Ulcers  
  • No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

    Workout   Bad Ass   Men  
  • Aren't you ashamed to be concerned so much about making all the money you can and advancing your reputation and prestige, while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your souls you have no thought or car?

    Car   Soul   Reputation  
  • A man can no more make a safe use of wealth without reason than he can of a horse without a bridle.

    Horse   Men   Use  
  • The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

  • I am very conscious that I am not wise at all.

    Wise   Sorry   Apology  
  • God does not deal directly with man: it is by means of spirits that all the intercourse and communication of gods with men, both in waking life and in sleep, is carried on.

  • The greatest flood has the soonest ebb; the sorest tempest the most sudden calm; the hottest love the coldest end; and from the deepest desire oftentimes ensues the deadliest hate.

    Hate   Desire   Calm  
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    • Born: 471 BC
    • Died: 399 BC
    • Occupation: Philosopher