Socrates (470/469 – 399 BC) 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 classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method.

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Let him that would move the world first move himself.

One who is injured ought not to return the injury for on no account can it be right to do an injustice, and it is not right to return an injury or to do evil to any man however much we have suffered from him.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life ourselves and the world around us.

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy, if not you'll become a philosopher.

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry but a kind of instinct or inspiration such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

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