The Death of Socrates: A Masterpiece by Jacques-Louis David

The Death of Socrates is an oil on canvas painting created by French painter Jacques-Louis David in 1787. The painting depicts the final moments of Socrates, the famous philosopher of ancient Greece who was sentenced to death by drinking poison hemlock. The painting is part of the neoclassical style, which was popular in the 1780s and depicted subjects from the Classical age.

10 Quotes by Socrates Explained

What made Socrates one of the most important thinkers in history? In this video, we will explore the 10 most influential quotes by the Greek philosopher and see how his ideas about knowledge, wisdom, and life have left a lasting mark on Western philosophy and culture. Through these quotes, we will discover why they remain relevant today and how we can apply them to our own lives. Get ready to dive into the world of Socrates' thinking.

Exploring Socrates’ Belief in the Immortality and Independence of the Soul

"I do not think that the soul is simple, but I do think that it is immortal and able to endure and wander throughout all time, and that it is the best thing that we have. And the body is like a garment, or a house or a prison which the soul wears or lives in, and which imprisons it and hinders it from doing what it desires and from going where it wishes." - Phaedo

The Impermanence of Life: A Reminder to Find Peace and Joy in the Present

“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.” ― Socrates