greek Quotes

Quotes from greek authors


Aristotle 200 quotes
Plato 164 quotes
Socrates 98 quotes
Euripides 89 quotes

Epictetus
87 quotes
Sophocles
76 quotes
Plutarch
63 quotes
Aesop
52 quotes
Aeschylus
48 quotes
Heraclitus
40 quotes
Homer
33 quotes
Herodotus
33 quotes
Lucas Papademos
31 quotes
Hesiod
25 quotes

Famous greek quotes
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato, philosopher
  • progress

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

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

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides, poet
  • love

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates, philosopher
  • Wisdom


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides, poet
  • grief

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

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

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
  • love

Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus, philosopher
  • remember

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

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

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

Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras, mathematician
  • mind

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Love

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato, philosopher
  • Opinion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • music

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus, philosopher
  • change

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
  • friendship

Silence has many beauties. Sophocles, poet
  • beauty

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

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

Love is a serious mental disease. Plato, philosopher
  • Love

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

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

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

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

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. Epictetus, philosopher
  • life

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

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

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

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

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop, author
  • politics

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

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

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends. Maria Callas, musician
  • teacher

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations – we fall to the level of our training. Archilochus, poet
  • motivational

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

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

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

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle, philosopher
  • time

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Happiness


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