Socrates(469-399 BC) was a Greek philosopher, and also known as the father of Western philosophy. His most famous students were Plato, who taught Aristotle.
Here are Socrates’ top ten quotes:
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all their answers.
Those who are hardest to love, need it the most.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
Nature has give us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
Be as you wish to seem.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Thank you Socrates!
- Socrates was a stonemason like his father before he studied philosophy.
- He was once a foot soldier who fought in the Peloponnesian war against Sparta.
- He was sentenced to death for his radical ideas, but instead of escaping, he faced his charge.
- He died from drinking poison hemlock.
What are some of your favorite Socrates quotes or facts?
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