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Socrates Quotes on God (10 Quotes)


  • Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods.
    (Socrates)

  • The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
    (Socrates)

  • If I tell you that I would be disobeying the god and on that account it is impossible for me to keep quiet, you won't be persuaded by me, taking it that I am ionizing. And if I tell you that it is the greatest good for a human being to have discussions every day about virtue and the other things you hear me talking about, examining myself and others, and that the unexamined life is not livable for a human being, you will be even less persuaded.
    (Socrates)

  • Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.
    (Socrates)

  • The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways I go to die, and you to live. Which is the better, God only knows.
    (Socrates)


  • But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.
    (Socrates)

  • You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going to the God they serve.
    (Socrates)

  • The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
    (Socrates)

  • The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.
    (Socrates)

  • Socrates is charged with corrupting the youth of the city, and with rejecting the gods of Athens and introducing new divinities.
    (Socrates)


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