Quotes by Greek authors


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"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all"
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"It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new"
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"Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence"
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"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies"
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"It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them"
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"Cleverness is not wisdom"
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"Whom the gods love dies young"
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"Culture makes all men gentle"
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"Learn to bear bravely changes of fortune"
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"Safeguard the health both of body and soul"
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"Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few"
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"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life"
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"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom"
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"Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech"
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"I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion"
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"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion"
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"We make war that we may live in peace"
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"Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness"
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"Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers"
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"The soul never thinks without a picture"
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"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet"
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"It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition"
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"It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken"
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"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme"
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"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit"
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"What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions"
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"There is no great genius without a mixture of madness"
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