Socrates

True wisdom comes when we realize how little we know...

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

Socrates explains that one does not achieve enlightenment until they open their minds and realize that they do not know everything. By doing this a person is able to absorb the world around them and learn new information.

This quote reflects Socrates's personality because he believed that virtue and knowledge was more important than wealth and objects. Socrates learned new information and challenged others by asking rigorous questions. His quote shows that he believes a person can not be narrow minded and must look at the world with a big perspective. There is no better way to learn other peoples thinking and evolve your own than to ask questions. Socrates often embarrassed other Athenians. He did this to share his own views on the world and help others see that they should view things differently as well and achieve enlightenment. As said in Plato's cave it is a person's duty once enlightened, to enlighten others.

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Socrates believes if a person only focus's on one thing then they are not able to see anything else.