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Socrates – I know that I know nothing

What does this paradoxical statement of Socrates mean? He was a wise man, yet he says that he knows nothing. Socrates, after discussing with someone stated (in Plato’s Apology), that both of them knew nothing great, but the other person believed that he knew something, while Socrates knew that both of them knew nothing. So Socrates was wiser than the other person. This can be surmised by a quote of British Pastor and Author, Charles Spurgeon –
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