Socratic Wisdom: Seven Quotes To Improve Our Leadership Skills

It’s Thursday, let’s keep it light and fresh! Lately I have been reading a bit about the threee greatest philosophers of the ancient Greek. Of the three, I’m really enjoying Socrates. As a result I have post two articles related to Philosophy in the last two days! But as I promised, I will keep it light. Here are seven Socratic thoughts quite useful to improve our leadership skills. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

“The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.” -Socrates

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. ”

“Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be… those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes… those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober — minded men.”

“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

“To move the world we must move ourselves.”

 “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.” 

Bonus quote : “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.”

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