65+ Socrates Quotes on god, life and death

Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC) was one of the greatest Greek philosophers. He did not propose any specific knowledge or policy. He showed how argument, debate, and discussion could help men to understand difficult issues. Most of the issues he dealt with were only political on the surface. Underneath, they were moral questions about how life should be lived. Such is the influence of Socrates that philosophers before him are called the Presocratic philosophers. Socrates made enemies, three of whom brought charges against him. Socrates was tried for his life in 399 BC, found guilty, and put to death by drinking hemlock (a herbal poison). The story of his trial and death is the subject of a tract by Plato which is called the Apologia. Most of what we know about Socrates comes from the works of Plato, who was his pupil. Socrates lived in the Greek city of Athens. His method of teaching was to have a dialogue with individual students. They would propose some point of view, and Socrates would question them, asking what they meant. He would pretend “I don’t know anything; I’m just trying to understand what it is you are saying”, or words to that effect. This is now called the Socratic method of teaching. Socrates is sometimes called the “father of Western philosophy”. This is because in the discussions he uncovered some of the most basic questions in philosophy, questions which are still discussed today. Some of the people he taught came to be important and successful, like Plato and Alcibiades. We being you the compilation of the best Socrates Quotes, hope you like it.

Quotes are powerful resource tools in areas of personal growth, life issues, business, leadership and meditation and from these quotes, you can derive inspiration, motivation and even hope from time to time. Furthermore, you can spice up your speeches, reports, presentations, blogs, or use them as thoughtful words to your friends and loved ones. We are not the author of these Socrates quotes but do we try as much as possible to add the author’s name to the quotes. Author’s of these quotes are poet, famous author’s, scientist, actors, philosophers, famous persons and ordinary people etc…

65+ Socrates Quotes on god, life and death

Science says ‘We must live,’ and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says ‘We must die,’ and seeks how to make us die well.— Socrates

I thought to myself, ‘I am wiser than this man neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point I do not think that I know what I do not know.— Socrates

I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.— Socrates

The shortest and surest way to live with honour 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.— Socrates

To find yourself, think for yourself.— Socrates, The Apology

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.— Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.— Socrates

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.— Socrates

Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.— Socrates, Quoted in: — Plato, Phaedrus, sct. 262.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.— Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.— Socrates

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.— Socrates

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of  for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.— Socrates

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.— Socrates

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.— Socrates

65+ Socrates Quotes on god, life and death

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.— Socrates

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart. -Socrates

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.— Socrates

What you cannot enforce, do not command.— Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. -Socrates

My belief is that to have no wants is divine.— Socrates

Know thyself. -Socrates

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet every one thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades that of government. -Socrates

Have you been inspired by these Socrates quotes. If you have been enjoying our Socrates quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Socrates quotes collection.

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.— Socrates

Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.— Socrates

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers. -Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.— Socrates

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.— Socrates

How many things there are which I do not want. -Socrates

65+ Socrates Quotes on god, life and death

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. (— Plato’s Apology)— Socrates

When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.— Socrates

I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world. -Socrates

I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world. -Socrates

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

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. -Socrates

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. -Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in continue firm and constant. -Socrates

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.— Socrates

He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed. -Socrates

Of all possessions wisdom alone is  immortal.I— Socrates

Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.— Socrates

You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve. -Socrates

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.— Socrates

65+ Socrates Quotes on god, life and death

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.— Socrates

I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.— Socrates, In “Phaedo,” sct. 98, by — Plato.

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

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

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.— Socrates

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.— Socrates

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like him.— Socrates

Have you been inspired by these Socrates quotes. If you have been enjoying our Socrates quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Socrates quotes collection.

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.— Socrates

Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. -Socrates

Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially. -Socrates

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.— Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.— Socrates

What most counts is not to live, but to live aright. -Socrates

To do is to be. -Socrates

65+ Socrates Quotes on god, life and death

My advice to you is get married if you find a good wife youll be happy if not, youll become a philosopher.— Socrates

Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.— Socrates

You are providing for your disciples a show of wisdom without the reality. For, acquiring by your  means much information unaided by instruction,  they will appear  to possess much knowledge, while, in fact, they will, for the most part, know nothing at all; and, moreover, be disagreeable people to deal with, as having become wise in their own conceit, instead of truly wise.— Socrates, Phaedrus, sct. 275

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

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

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

Have you been inspired by these Socrates quotes. If you have been enjoying our Socrates quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Socrates quotes collection.

When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire . . .— Socrates, Quoted in: — Plato, Phaedrus.

But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.— Socrates, Apology, (— Plato)

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.— Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. -Socrates

Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. -Socrates

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly  valued.— Socrates

The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods. -Socrates

If a man would move the world, he must first move himself. -Socrates


We hope this compilation of quotes took you out of your grim and helped you to reflect on yourself. There are times in our lives when pausing, getting to know who you are on a deeper level, and evaluating yourself and your progress can really open up all kinds of creative and inspirational pathways. Keep Hustling and Follow Quotes Inferno for more such quotes. Feel free to share your favorite with your friends or in the comments below.

Tagged : / / / /

Leave a Reply