Rate this quote:(2.50 / 2 votes)Say it
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Edit this quote...


ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)

All Socrates quotes | Socrates Books

★ FAVORITE (85 votes)


Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Socrates quote with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


"Socrates Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/41413>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.