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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
Homer
33 quotes
Epicurus
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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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides


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

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

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. 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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Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle

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

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

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus

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

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

Silence has many beauties. Sophocles

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

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


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