35 Inspirational Socrates Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Socrates Quotes On Success

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 classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. May his quotes inspire you to be wise so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Know thyself.” Socrates

2. “The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing.” Socrates

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

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

5. “I call myself a peaceful warrior because the battles we fight are on the inside.” Socrates

6. “Those who are hardest to love need it the most.” Socrates

7. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Socrates

8. “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” Socrates

9. “What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our heads of what it’s supposed to be.” Socrates

10. “To move the world, we must first move ourselves.” Socrates

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

12. “Smart people learn from everything and everyone. Average people from their experiences. Stupid people already have all the answers.” Socrates

13. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates

14. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates

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

16. “To find yourself, think for yourself.” Socrates

17. “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” Socrates

18. “I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.” Socrates

19. “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.” Socrates

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

21. “I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others.” Socrates

22. “It’s not living that matters, but living rightly.” Socrates

23. “Life is full of questions. Idiots are full of answers.” Socrates

24. “Understanding a question is half an answer.” Socrates

25. “One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.” Socrates

26. “Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs.” Socrates

27. “Be as you wish to seem.” Socrates

28. “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.” Socrates

29. “An honest man is always a child.” Socrates

30. “He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.” Socrates

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

32. “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Socrates

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

34. “Every action has its pleasure and its price.” Socrates

35. “Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.” Socrates

36. “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” Socrates

37. “Remember, no human condition is ever permanent.” Socrates

38. “The value of a man is measured in the number of those who stand beside him, not those who follow.” Socrates

39. “True perfection is a bold quest to seek. Only the willing and true of heart will seek the betterment of many.” Socrates

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

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