An unexamined life is not worth living.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
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.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavour to be what you desire to appear.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.
When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.