Facts about Xenophon

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Xenophon was a famous Soldier from Greece, who lived between 430 BC and 357 BC.

Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Xenophon.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Aristotle, Plato, Diogenes, Demosthenes, Mencius, Zhuangzi, Diogenes of Sinope, Theophrastus, Antiphanes, Zhuang Zi, Aeschines, Euclid

Famous quotes by Xenophon (10)


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"Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not"
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"A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor"
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"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything"
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"There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform"
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"For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer"
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"He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce"
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"Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy"
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"The sweetest of all sounds is praise"
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"The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril"
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"For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim"


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