Socrates is one of the greatest philosophers of all time and in a way many philosophers since have used his theory or ideas and method to create there own. Socrates was a philosopher that did not claim to be wise. He claimed to know the wisdom and knowledge needed for life. The one thing he said was "you may not believe me, but the greatest human excellence is to question oneself and others." This was the way one person or group must find the truth and discover the extent of their knowledge.
Another way Socrates describes his wisdom is that of truth, good justice and moral principle in life. This idea was to be largely examined for oneself and one must live to the better of self development and concentrate on sense of friends and family and togetherness in your community. Socrates said he never claimed to be wise or to have knowledge just was a messenger to care the path to those roads. He himself claimed his wisdom was limited to his own ignorance. Which is why one must work on his or hers own wisdom of self and be aware of the knowledge one tends to gain and to use it for good and moral standings.