Greek Philosopher Quotes


536 Greek Philosopher quotes:



"It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life."
"To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just."
"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead."
"Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope."
"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference."
"Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss."
"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold."
"The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness."
"No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye."
"Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it."
"Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls."
"He who hath many friends hath none."
"The end of labor is to gain leisure."
"For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all."
"Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry."
"It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully."
"He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature."
"A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state."


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