If I have learned something from Socrates is that you cannot teach people anything; you can only make them think. You can only draw out of them the wisdom which is latent within them. And by doing so, you help open their eyes, making them realize that they were born with wings and that they can fly, as high as they want to fly…
Anyway, I gathered what I thought to be some of Socrates best quotes and compiled them into 18 life changing lessons that you might want to learn. Here they are:
1. True wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ~ Socrates
“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” ~ Socrates
“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” ~ Socrates
“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” ~ Socrates
2. Be as you wish to seem.
“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.” ~ Socrates
3. Nothing changes until you do.
“Let him that would move the world first move himself.” ~ Socrates
“Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.” ~ Socrates
4. Virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private.
“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. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.” ~ Socrates
5. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings.
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall gain easily what (read more HERE)
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