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Socrates Quotes about Self

An unexamined life is not worth living.

Wisdom begins with wonder.

I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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

The greatest blessing granted to mankind is self-mastery.

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.

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

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

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of.

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

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.

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

Socrates Quotes about Self part 2

He is richest who is content with the least.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.

An honest man is always a child.

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

The mind is everything; what you think, you become.

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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

Be as you wish to seem.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

Every action has its pleasures and its price.

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Wisdom begins with wonder.

The secret sauce of success is knowing what you don’t know.

The greatest victory is conquering oneself.

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavour to be what you desire to appear.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

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

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.

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

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.

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