Greek Philosopher Quotes


536 Greek Philosopher quotes:



"Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss."
"Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered."
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."
"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."
"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better."
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."
"This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are."
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"The unexamined life is not worth living."
"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts."
"Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy."
"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"
"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."
"There was never a genius without a tincture of madness."
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."
"Most people would rather give than get affection."
"Beware the barrenness of a busy life."
"Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior."
"Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities."


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