Greek Philosopher Quotes


536 Greek Philosopher quotes:



"The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged."
"Men should strive to think much and know little."
"By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich."
"Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly."
"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul."
"I would rather discover a single causal connection than win the throne of Persia."
"Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong."
"What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others."
"As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task."
"I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough."
"I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be."
"There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool."
"Modesty is the color of virtue."
"The sun is new each day."
"No man is hurt but by himself"
"Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive."


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