Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generator Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generator
add quote of the day, random quotes or by topic (e.g. funny quotes)

Quote DB :: Authors :: Socrates
Rate this Author:
Quote Rating Average (94%)


Author Rating (74%)


Groups: Philosophers


Quotes: (ranking: 620th)
Search Socrates's quotes

Quote Category Rating
"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny." Beauty 4.7 avg (18 votes)
"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." Children 4.9 avg (17 votes)
"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." Food 4.0 avg (6 votes)
"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." Good & Evil, Knowledge 4.7 avg (47 votes)
"One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing." Knowledge 4.8 avg (80 votes)
"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." Marriage, Philosophy 4.8 avg (28 votes)
"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will; he will be sure to repent it." Marriage 4.8 avg (10 votes)
"A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted." Marriage 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"What you cannot enforce, do not command." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (9 votes)
"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"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." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"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." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (14 votes)
"Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Money 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have." Money 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty." Money 4.9 avg (22 votes)
"He is richest who is content with the least." Money 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Let him that would move the world first move himself." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (20 votes)
"An unexamined life is not worth living." Philosophy 4.6 avg (239 votes)
"To find yourself, think for yourself." Thinking 4.7 avg (24 votes)

1 2 Next >>

Browse quotes by topic
Motivation & Goals Miscellaneous Marriage 
Truth & Lies Money Beauty 
Children Good & Evil Philosophy 
Virtue Thinking Food 
Wisdom Knowledge 

| privacy