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Quotes from greek authors


Aristotle 195 quotes
Plato 161 quotes
Socrates 95 quotes
Euripides 87 quotes

Epictetus

82 quotes

Sophocles

74 quotes

Plutarch

61 quotes

Aesop

52 quotes

Aeschylus

48 quotes

Heraclitus

39 quotes

Epicurus

33 quotes

Homer

33 quotes

Lucas Papademos

31 quotes

Hesiod

25 quotes

Quotes and sayings from famous greek authors
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato, philosopher

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides, poet

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle, philosopher

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides, poet
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates, philosopher


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides, poet

There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing. Aristotle, philosopher

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates, philosopher

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. Plato, philosopher
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Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus, philosopher

No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop, author

The more you know, the more you know you don't know. Aristotle, philosopher

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle, philosopher

Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras, mathematician
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle, philosopher
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato, philosopher

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle, philosopher

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. Epictetus, philosopher

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle, philosopher

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus, philosopher

A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle, philosopher

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. Socrates, philosopher

The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato, philosopher

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato, philosopher

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus, philosopher

To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. Plutarch, philosopher

Silence has many beauties. Sophocles, poet

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle, philosopher

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch, philosopher

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle, philosopher

Love is a serious mental disease. Plato, philosopher
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Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates, scientist

We have two ears and one mouth so we may listen more and talk the less. Epictetus, philosopher

The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates, philosopher

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. Hippocrates, scientist

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Plato, philosopher

Small opportunities are often the beginnings of great enterprises. Demosthenes, statesman

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. Epicurus, philosopher

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. Epictetus, philosopher
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We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop, author

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this. Homer, poet

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato, philosopher

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. Aesop, author

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle, philosopher

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. Aeschylus, poet

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle, philosopher
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Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle, philosopher

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle, philosopher
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato, philosopher

A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Homer, poet


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