Socrates Quotes

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Life Quotes, Worth Quotes

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

Worth Quotes

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Wisdom Quotes, Wonder Quotes


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Wisdom Quotes

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

Wisdom Quotes, Life Quotes

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

Wisdom Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Poetry Quotes

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

Rich Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Nature Quotes

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Wealth Quotes, Praise Quotes

Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

Fear Quotes, Reverence Quotes

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

Desire Quotes, Reputation Quotes

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

God Quotes, Blessings Quotes, Prayer Quotes

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

Power Quotes

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Death Quotes, Philosophy Quotes

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

Marriage Quotes

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

Life Quotes

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

Life Quotes, God Quotes

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Life Quotes, Busy Quotes

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.

Accounting Quotes, Evil Quotes, Injustice Quotes

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

Great Quotes, Honor Quotes

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

Evil Quotes

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.

Values Quotes, Emotion Quotes

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.

Desire Quotes

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

Death Quotes, Great Quotes, Blessings Quotes

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

Courage Quotes

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Beauty Quotes

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

Beauty Quotes

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Art Quotes

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

Time Quotes

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

Knowledge Quotes

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Knowledge Quotes