51 Socrates Quotes, The Father of Philosophy

51 Socrates Quotes The Father of Philosophy

Socrates Quotes – When you are studying or just simply love philosophy, then Socrates is a familiar name.

His favorite to seek the absolute truth become a foundation in philosophy. But the strange is, no notes, post or writing about Socrates. 

Even Plato, Socrates’s favorite student, his beloved students who has a script about Socrates, also not known about the truth.

Even though Socrates thought is not well archived, we still enjoy his thought. Some of them, are these 51 Socrates quotes.

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Socrates Quotes, The Father of Philosophy

51 Socrates Quotes The Father of Philosophy

1. “Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.”

2. ” I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”

3. I”n childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.”

4. “An honest man is always a child.”

5. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

6. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

7. “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”

8. “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”

9. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

10. “Let him who would move the world first move himself.”

51 Socrates Quotes The Father of Philosophy

11. “Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.”

12. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

13. “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

14. “Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”

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

16. “If you want to be wrong then follow the masses.”

17. “There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance.” 

18. “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”

 19. “The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves.”

 20. “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

51 Socrates Quotes The Father of Philosophy

21. “Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.”

22. “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”

23. “Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.”

24. “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.”

25. “I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others.”

26. “Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”

27. “There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.”

28. “Understanding a question is half the answer.” 

29. “The years wrinkle our skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles our soul.” 

30. “In every person there is a sun. Just let them shine.”

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31. “That is, Remember, no human condition is permanent. Then you must not be overly happy with good luck or too sad with bad luck.”

32. “Envy is the ulcer of the soul.”

33. “Prioritize knowledge over wealth, for one is temporary, the other is eternal.”

34. “The hottest love has the coldest end.”

35. “Whenever people are lied to and form opinions about the truth, it is clear that error has slipped into their minds through a medium that resembles truth.”

36. “Life is full of questions. Idiots are full of answers.”

37. “When I have the least desire, I am closest to the gods.”

38. “Don’t be happy when people praise all your words and actions, but rather appreciate being kind enough to rebuke your mistakes.”

39. “Every action has its pleasures and its price.”

40. “Comics and tragedy are very close together, like light and shadow.”

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41. “Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.”

42. “Beauty is a tyranny of short life.” 

43. “Lies are the greatest murder. They kill the Truth.”

44. “An untested life is not worth living.”

45. “Do it because it’s in your heart. Not because you want something in return.”

46. “I am not Athenian, nor Greek, but citizen of the world.”

47. “Why should we pay so much attention to what the majority thinks?”

49. “The wicked live so that they eat and drink, while the good eat and drink so that they may live.”

50. “The mind is everything; what you think you become.”

51. “If you want to be a good rider, ride the worst horse; because if you can tame them, you can tame all.”

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Socrates committed to suicide after being sentenced to death because he is accused of introducing new God to the youth community.

He has an option to free from jail but Socrates choose to end his life because he value his conscience and truth.