- Name: Socrates
- Born: unknown
- Died: 399 BC (aged approx. 71)
Socrates (//; Ancient Greek: Σωκρᾰ́της Sōkrátēs [sɔːkrátɛːs]; c.?470 – 399BC) was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought.
An enigmatic figure, he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and Xenophon. Other sources include the contemporaneous Antisthenes, Aristippus, and Aeschines of Sphettos. Aristophanes, a playwright, is the main contemporary author to have written plays mentioning Socrates during Socrates’ lifetime, though a fragment of Ion of Chios’ Travel Journal provides important information about Socrates’ youth.
Birth Place: Deme Alopece, Athens
Death Place: Athens
Socrates quotes :
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.Socrates
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.Socrates
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.Socrates
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.Socrates
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.Socrates
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.Socrates
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.Socrates