Greek Philosopher Quotes

536 Greek Philosopher quotes:

"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
"Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity."
"I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia."
"If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it."
"It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new."
"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all."
"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion."
"A man's character is his fate."
"Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire."
"Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe."
"The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle."
"The way up and the way down are one and the same."
"Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends."
"To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."
"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
"The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication."
"Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them."
"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."

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