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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
Menander
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

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

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides
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There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing. Aristotle

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides

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

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

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

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

A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. Epictetus
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To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. Plutarch

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

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

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

A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Homer

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
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Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato



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