Quotes by Greek authors

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Small: The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water
Sophocles
"The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water"
Sophocles, Author
Small: Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress
Epictetus
"Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress"
Epictetus, Philosopher
Small: As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom
Pythagoras
"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom"
Pythagoras, Mathematician
Small: Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing
Euripides
"Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing"
Euripides, Poet
Small: He is not a lover who does not love forever
Euripides
"He is not a lover who does not love forever"
Euripides, Poet
Small: Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor
Euripides
"Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor"
Euripides, Poet
Small: There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, dark
Pythagoras
"There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman"
Pythagoras, Mathematician
Small: It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows
Epictetus
"It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows"
Epictetus, Philosopher
Small: The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted
Plato
"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: Trust dies but mistrust blossoms
Sophocles
"Trust dies but mistrust blossoms"
Sophocles, Author
Small: I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating
Sophocles
"I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating"
Sophocles, Author
Small: Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered
Aristotle
"Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake
Aristotle
"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers
Plato
"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human
Plutarch
"For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human"
Plutarch, Philosopher
Small: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit
Aristotle
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Nature and wisdom never are at strife
Plutarch
"Nature and wisdom never are at strife"
Plutarch, Philosopher
Small: The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life
Euripides
"The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life"
Euripides, Poet
Small: The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold
Aristotle
"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil
Plato
"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom
Euripides
"Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom"
Euripides, Poet
Small: Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities
Aristotle
"Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods
Aristotle
"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few
Pythagoras
"Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few"
Pythagoras, Mathematician
Small: He who is not a good servant will not be a good master
Plato
"He who is not a good servant will not be a good master"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: All mens souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine
Socrates
"All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine"
Socrates, Philosopher
Small: If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes
Clement of Alexandra
"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes"
Clement of Alexandra, Theologian
Small: There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our wil
Epictetus
"There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will"
Epictetus, Philosopher
Small: This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are
Plato
"This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul
Democritus
"Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul"
Democritus, Philosopher
Small: By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself
Menander
"By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself"
Menander, Poet
Small: Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance
Epicurus
"Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance"
Epicurus, Philosopher
Small: The middle course is the best
Cleobulus
"The middle course is the best"
Cleobulus, Poet
Small: People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth
Plato
"People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature
Socrates
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature"
Socrates, Philosopher
Small: Raising children is an uncertain thing success is reached only after a life of battle and worry
Democritus
"Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry"
Democritus, Philosopher
Small: Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind
Aeschylus
"Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind"
Aeschylus, Playwright
Small: He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a
Aristotle
"He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: He was a wise man who invented beer
Plato
"He was a wise man who invented beer"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be fou
Plato
"A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men"
Plato, Philosopher
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