Socrates was a philosopher who lived in ancient Greece at around 470 BC and is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern philosophy. Socrates was without doubt the greatest philosophers of his time and taught some of the stalwarts of the time like Xenophon and Plato among others. Much of his body of work as a philosopher is not directly available but instead his teachings have been published in the works of his students like Plato. Aristophenes’ plays also put forth the teachings of Socrates so that the general public of the time could get to know his lofty views on philosophy. In the widely read Plato’s Dialogues, Socrates’ take on philosophy, ethics and irony have been put forwards by his student and remains one of the most important sources of information on the teachings of the Greek philosopher. Epistemology or the study of knowledge, is another distinct branch of philosophy that was pioneered by Socrates and he remains the most authoritative voice on the subject. Now, a man of such thinking abilities must also have left behind an excellent cache of quotes that would inspire people to this day and here are some of the choicest quotes by Socrates.