AUTHOR | SOCRATES



For Socrates 29 Quotes are available

Socrates | Epistemology, ethics



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Socrates (Sokrátes. 470/469 – 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 classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Plato's dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity, though it is unclear the degree to which Socrates himself is 'hidden behind his 'best disciple', Plato'.
Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions is asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insigh

Born in: Born: 470/469 BC Deme Alopece, Athens Died: 399 BC (aged approx. 71) Athens







All Quotes from the Author Socrates 29

If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by th...

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

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How many things can I do without?

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The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our sep...

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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God would seem to indicate to us and not allow us to...

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The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.

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I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make the...

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I only know that I know nothing

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God takes away the minds of poets, and uses them as ...

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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men'...

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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial ...

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard ba...

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He is richest who is content with the least, for con...

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True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

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Do not trouble about those who practice philosophy, ...

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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good ...

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Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a tru...

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The children now love luxury. They have bad manners,...

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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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