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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
Herodotus
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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

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

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides
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Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides

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

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates

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

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

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

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

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

A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. Epictetus
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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

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop

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

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

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

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

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
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Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle

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

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato



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