Socrates Quotes (170 quotes)
“As for me, all I know is that I know nothing, for when I don't know what justice is, I'll hardly know whether it is a kind of virtue or not, or whether a person who has it is happy or unhappy.”
Republic, 354c, (conclusion of book I) - Plato
“Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, 'How many things I have no need of!”
Quoted by Diogenes Laertius in "Lives of the Philosophers"
“Is what is holy holy because the gods approve it, or do they approve it because it is holy?”
Socrates quoted by Plato in: Euthyphro, 10a
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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.