Saturday, November 24, 2012

10 Best Quotes of Socrates

Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.

  • The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. 
  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
  • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. 
  • An honest man is always a child.
  • I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
  • From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. 
  • The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. 
  • Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
  • Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
  • Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

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