Socrates Quotes – Ignorance of Ignorance

Socrates Quotes   Ignorance of Ignorance

Socrates picture quote – Ignorance of Ignorance

“ I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy what I do not know”

- Socrates (Apology 21d)

 

Quotes about Life Explanation:

This Socrates’ quote pointed out the fact that most of us think we know a lot but we do not. Lets stop for a moment and ponder – what do we really know? When we think we know a lot, we have most probably overestimated our own wisdom whichever discipline of knowledge we think we know. When we think we know what happiness is, we may not realize there is someone 100x happier than you who understand happiness on a deeper level – so can you really say you understand happiness?

The only reason why we think we know is because we haven’t explored the subject matter deep enough. Wise people never think he knows something.