101 Inspirational Socrates Quotes To Live Life Peacefully

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

“The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”

“The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.”

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”

“Smart people learn from everything and everyone. Average people from their experiences. Stupid people already have all the answers.”

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”

“If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”

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

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

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

“We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.”

“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”

“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”

“The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. ”

“They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.”

“Every action has its pleasure and its price.”

“Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.”

“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.”

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

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

“Nothing is to be preferred before justice.”

“The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing.”

“Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.”

“Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs.”

“Remember, no human condition is ever permanent.”

“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.”

“It is better to change an opinion than to persist in a wrong one.”

“Call no man unhappy until he is married.”

“Know Thyself.”

“We gain our first measure of intelligence when we first admit our own ignorance.”

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

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

“Every action has its pleasures and its price.”

“Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.”

“He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.”

“What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our heads of what it’s supposed to be.”

“Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.”

“The mind is everything; what you think you become.”

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

“The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves.”

“Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.”

“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.”

“The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.”

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

“There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.”

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.”

“To move the world, we must first move ourselves.”

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”

“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.”

“The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”

“To move the world we must move ourselves.”

“From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

“Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.”

“I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others.”

“I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.”

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

“My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.”

“I call myself a peaceful warrior because the battles we fight are on the inside.”

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”

“Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are.”

“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.”

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

“There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance.”

“Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.”

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

“True perfection is a bold quest to seek. Only the willing and true of heart will seek the betterment of many.”

“If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.”

“Be as you wish to seem.”

“One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”

“Justice. If only we knew what it was.”

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”

“The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion.”

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

“Life is full of questions. Idiots are full of answers.”

“The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.”

“The value of a man is measured in the number of those who stand beside him, not those who follow.”

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

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

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”

“Those who are hardest to love need it the most.”

“The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.”

“One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.”

“Let him that would move the world, first move himself.”

“It’s not living that matters, but living rightly.”

“An honest man is always a child.”

“Understanding a question is half an answer.”

“Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.”

“I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.”

“See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all.” “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.”

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