Greek Philosophers

Socrates

Quote

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature". (Socrates 469-399 BCE)

Quote Explanation

In this quotation Socrates is trying to say that someone is glad even when they get the least and that once they are glad, or content, then they have the wealth of nature. This means that if you are content with what you have, then you have found the wealth of nature.

Fun Fact

Sometimes Socrates would fall into a trance while thinking.
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Socrates

My quotation is typical of Socrates. It is typical of him because he thinks that he can always learn more. This type of thinking did contribute to his life. It also contributes to his Socratic method. Unlike his followers an students he did not have any famous works. So this, or any of his quotes could not have related to a famous work of his. He did have a student that he influenced. His name was Plato and he and the youths were influenced by Socrates.