Socrates is a Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius who gave a whole new norm to Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his critical reasoning, his view on life and surrounding made him an admirable inspiration to many who came across his teachings.
· The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
· Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
· He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
· 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.
· The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
· Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discussss events, weak minds discuss people.
· Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
· To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
· The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
· Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.
· Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
· Every action has its pleasures and its prices.
· I know you won’t believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others.
· Understanding a question is half an answer.
· Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.
· The unexamined life is not worth living.
· The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.