Water is the best of all things.

— Pindar

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Words have a longer life than deeds.

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O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.

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Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.

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There is a mortal breed most full of futility.

In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.

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The race of gods and men is one, and from one mother we both draw our breath.

Yet all the difference in our power holds us apart, so that man is nothing, but the brazen floor of heaven is eternally unshakable.

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Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised;

and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.

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War is sweet for those who haven't experienced it.

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A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

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There are many roads to happiness, if the gods assent.

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Time is the best preserver of righteous men.

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A thing said walks in immortality if it has been said well.

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If one but tell a thing well, it moves on with undying voice, and over the fruitful earth and across the sea goes the bright gleam of noble deeds ever unquenchable.

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About Pindar

Quotes 74 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Envy, the attendant of the empty mind.

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To be envied is a nobler fate than to be pitied.

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The present will not long endure.

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The test of any man lies in action.

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Men are the dreams of a shadow.

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The forehead of every work must shine from afar.

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Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.

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Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.

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Forge thy tongue on an anvil of truth and what flies up, though it be but a spark, will have light.

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Humble in a humble state and great in greatness, I will work out the divinity that is busy within my mind.

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The days that are still to come are the wisest witnesses.

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Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.

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Learn what you are and be such.

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I will be small in small things, great among great.

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Creatures of a day, what is any one? What is he not? Man is but a dream of a shadow. Yet when there comes as a gift of heaven a gleam of sunshine, there rest upon men a radiant light and, aye, a gentle life.

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Though God alone never tastes woe, Yet that man is happy, and poets sing of him, Who conquers with hand or swift foot And wins the greatest of prizes By steadfastness and strength.

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Mankind is a dream of a shadow.

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Wrapt up in error is the human mind, And human bliss is ever insecure;

Know we what fortune yet remains behind? Know we how long the present shall endure?

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Water is best, but gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of lordly wealth.

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It is God that accomplishes all term to hopes, God, who overtakes the flying eagle, outpasses the dolphin in the sea; who bends under his strength the man with thoughts too high.

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Law, the king of all mortals and immortals.

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Sweet is war to those who know it not.

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A good deed hidden in silence dies.

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Finding that the middle condition of life is by far the happiest, I look with little favor upon that of princes.

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War is sweet to them that know it not.

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Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.

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Success abides longer among men when it is planted by the hand of God.

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My God grant me love for that which has splendor, but in this time of my life let me strive for attainable things.

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For lawless joys a bitter ending waits.

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Envy bestrides praise.

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To each thing belongs it's measure. Occasion is best to know.

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Unsung, the noblest deed will die.

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He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.

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Time is the turning over of days, works change for better or worse.

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If any man thinks to swindle God, he is wrong.

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Convention is the ruler of all.

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Even now I am full of hope, but the end lies in God.

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