Nine timeless quotes by Socrates

Socrates - The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less

  • “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
  • “Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.”
  • “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
  • “The mind is everything; what you think you become”
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
  • “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”
  • “Esteemed friend, citizen of Athens, the greatest city in the world, so outstanding in both intelligence and power, aren’t you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige–while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul you have no care or worry?”
  • “To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.”
  • “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”
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