Socrates was a great Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western Philosophy. He was born in Athens around 470 BC. According to his students Xenephon and Plato who wrote about him, he had great integrity and insight. His teachings are still taught today.  Here are 10 quotes by him:

Socrates: 10 Personal Development Quotes

  1. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
  2. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”
  3. “Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.” 
  4. “Be as you wish to seem.”  
  5. “All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.” 
  6. “Wisdom begins in wonder.” 
  7. “The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”  
  8. “It is not living that matters, but living rightly.” 
  9. “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” 
  10. “Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”



I hope you find these inspiring enough to implement them in your daily lives! 🙂


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