Socrates did not conceal his contempt for some of the weaknesses of democracy, and this greatly influenced the political thinking of his disciple Plato. He openly taught that the principal fault of democracy was that it did not require proof of special knowledge in its leaders, that it surrendered the direction of the people’s destinies to men without adequate experience in government, and that on the question of the morality of justice of a policy it treated the opinions of all citizens as equal in value.
Socrates believed that wisdom was parallel to one’s ignorance.
One’s deeds were a result of this level of intelligence and ignorance.
He constantly connected the ‘love of wisdom’ with the ‘art of love’.
It is debatable whether he believed that humans could become wise,
but he drew a clear line between wisdom and ignorance.