Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Socrates

Socrates’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Socrates, this article we look at Socrates’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Socrates.

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

Socrates
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.


There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.

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


Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

Socrates
 Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.


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

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


Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

Socrates
 Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

He is the richest who is content with the least.

Socrates
 He is the richest who is content with the least.

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

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

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

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

Contentment is natural wealth.

Socrates
 Contentment is natural wealth.

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

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

I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul.

Socrates
 I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Socrates
 Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

I have not sought during my life to amass wealth and to adorn my body, but I have sought to adorn my soul with the jewels of wisdom, patience, and above all with a love of liberty.

Socrates
 I have not sought during my life to amass wealth and to adorn my body, but I have sought to adorn my soul with the jewels of wisdom, patience, and above all with a love of liberty.

All wars are fought for the acquisition of wealth

Socrates
 All wars are fought for the acquisition of wealth

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

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

I know what I do not know.

Socrates
 I know what I do not know.

Why do you wonder that globetrotting does not help you, seeing that you always take yourself with you? The reason that set you wandering is ever at your heels.

Socrates
 Why do you wonder that globetrotting does not help you, seeing that you always take yourself with you? The reason that set you wandering is ever at your heels.

Knowledge is our ultimate good.

Socrates
 Knowledge is our ultimate good.

How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you?

Socrates
 How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you?

The rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live.

Socrates
 The rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live.

No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training

Socrates
 No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training

A man can no more make a safe use of wealth without reason than he can of a horse without a bridle.

Socrates
 A man can no more make a safe use of wealth without reason than he can of a horse without a bridle.

Do not go through life like leaf blown from here to there believing whatever you are told.

Socrates
 Do not go through life like leaf blown from here to there believing whatever you are told.

wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state

Socrates
 wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state

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