The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.
"Socrates" was a Classical Greece/classical Greek (Classical Athens/Athenian) Philosophy/philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Plato's dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity, though it is unclear the degree to which Socrates himself is "hidden behind his 'best disciple', Plato".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Socrates on Wikipedia.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways--I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only God knows.
When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
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.
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.
How much there is in the world I do not want.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
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.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
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.
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire . . .
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.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
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.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
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.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Be as you wish to seem.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
He is richest who is content with the least.