Socrates quotes

Socrates was a classic greek philosopher. He didn’t created the many quotes, but it was his mind written down in quotes. That means, it was his student who made the quotes out from Socrates’ thinking. He was one of the most respected philosopher at that time. His quotes aren’t that long, but it worth reading them. They got so little words, but a good thinking

Socrates Quotes

  • “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
  • “Be as you wish to seem.”
  • “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
  • “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”
  • “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
  • “I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.”
  • “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
  • “The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.”
  • “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”
  • “It is not living that matters, but living rightly.”
  • “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”


  • “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.”
  • “Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”
  • “An honest man is always a child.”
  • “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”
  • “Let him that would move the world first move himself.”
  • “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
  • “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”
  • “All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.”
  • “If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.”
  • “The poets are only the interpreters of the gods.”
  • “Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.”

All of these quotes are made by Socrates or his student