Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.

Socrates (c.470-399 BC) Greek philosopher
In Plato, Apology, sec. 19
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 21-Aug-14
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