Socrates - Page 2

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
– Socrates

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

I am very conscious that I am not wise at all.
– 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

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

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

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

The noblest worship is to make yourself as good and as just as you can.
– Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
– Socrates

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

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

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

When Socrates was asked where he came from, he said that he was a citizen of the world. He regarded himself as a citizen of the universe.
– Socrates

Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food and tyrannies their teachers.
– Socrates

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

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

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

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

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life.
– Socrates

Man must rise above the Earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
– Socrates