Quotes by Socrates

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

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

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

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Wisdom begins in wonder.
– Socrates

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

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

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
– Socrates

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

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

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Mankind is made of two kinds of people: wise people who know they’re fools, and fools who think they are wise.
– Socrates

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

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

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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.
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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
– Socrates

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Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.
– Socrates

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

– Socrates

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

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