Socrates –

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DId Socrates say?

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing!

Socrates was being in judged in the court. He was given a choice exile or to die. He chose to Die.

We really dont know what he said, but Plato, his disciple of sort wrote about Socrates. In the Chapter of Apology, Verse 29 b and c, Plato writes Socrates said,

Latin (“ipse se nihil scire id unum sciat”),[4]** is a possible paraphrase from a** Greektext (see below). It was later back-translated** to** Katharevousa Greek** as “[ἓν οἶδα ὅτι] οὐδὲν οἶδα”, [hèn oîda hóti] oudèn oîda).**[6]

Ipse se means : He himself

Nihil : nothing

scire : to know

id unum : that one thing

sciat : let him know

This literally translates to

to know that one thing he knows he himself is nothing”.

Thus, the true meaning, in my opinion : He himself is nothing : a sign of humility. in ref, I am nothing, I will drink the poison is one interpretation

The other possibilty is Scire could have been a poor translation of schyre : meaning light. The one thing, I know, I am light

Maybe I am being far fetched.

To me, it makes more sense, that he knew he was the light or he knew he was insigificant in the grand scheme

Everyone knows, they know nothing compared to the infinite knowledge – where is the wisdom in it?

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