Quotes by Socrates

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

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

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
– Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
– Socrates

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

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

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
– Socrates

He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
– Socrates

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
– Socrates

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
– Socrates

Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.
– Socrates

Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything; or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another.
– Socrates

Programming is not about what you know.
It’s about what you can figure out.
– Socrates

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
– Socrates

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
– Socrates

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