Greek Philosopher Quotes


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"When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them."
"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."
"The secret to humor is surprise."
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."
Author: Plato Quotes Category: Greek Philosopher Quotes Causes Quotes
"Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live."
"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."
"Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others."
"All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else."
"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us."
"A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one."
"Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation."
"Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last."
"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."
"Philosophy is the highest music."
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
"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."
"Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune."
"For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories."


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