50 Quotes By Socrates: The Wisest Man Ever

Quotes By Socrates

31. “The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.”

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

33. “Every action has its pleasures and its price.”

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

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

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

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

38. “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.”

39. “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.”

40. “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.”

41. “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.”

42. “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.”

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

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

45. “Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.”

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

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

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

49. “Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.”

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