Inspirational Quotes & Positive Life Messages

Timeless Quotes of Wisdom from Socrates

Inspiring Quotes from Socrates, a classical Greek philosopher. Socrates made important contributions to the field of epistemology, and his ideologies have proven a strong foundation for much Western philosophy that has followed. In fact, he is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.
  • I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

    ~ Socrates
  • An unexamined life is not worth living.

    ~ Socrates
  • True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

    ~ Socrates
  • 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
  • To find yourself, think for yourself.

    ~ Socrates
  • Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

    ~ Socrates
  • I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

    ~ Socrates
  • Let him that would move the world first move himself.

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

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

    ~ Socrates