Socrates Quotes (170 quotes)




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Probably spurious. Variant: "By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
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As quoted by Plato in "Apology"
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When banned from Athens. Quoted by Plutarch in Moralia, Vol. 3, "Of Banishment, Or Flying One's Country"
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Socrates quoted by Plato in: Republic, 354b-c (conclusion of book I)
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Variant: The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. - Diogenes Laertius
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Variation of izquotes.com/quote/174034
Socrates
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Socrates quoted by Plato in: Republic, 354b-c (conclusion of book I)


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Socrates 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 later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.

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