Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) 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 later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity. - Wikipedia
An unexamined life is not worth living.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.
He is richest who is content with the least.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will; he will
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not you'll become a philosopher.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.