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Wisdom from Socrates | Inspiring Quotes

June 11, 2013
Zoë B
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An Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher and is credited as the founder of western philosophy. It is through his most famous student, Plato that we are able to view the life of this great mind.

Socrates is famous for his work on logic, epistemology and a fascination with the human mind over the physical body. His belief was that philosophy should achieve practical results for the greater wellbeing of society.

He believed that human choice was motivated by the desire for happiness,  ultimate wisdom comes from knowing oneself and the more a person knows, the greater his or her ability to reason and make choices that will bring true happiness.

Due to his attack on traditional Greek values such as wealth and an obsession with physical beauty, Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking poison hemlock.

Below are a collection of inspiring quotes from the philosopher who was known for his sense of humor and unconventional approach to wisdom. Read each quote slowly and soak up the learnings from a man with a truly great mind.

Wisdom from Socrates: Inspiring Quotes

Happiness quote

know nothing

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busy life

Change quote


wish quote

move the world



Know Thyself

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