Greek Philosopher Quotes

536 Greek Philosopher quotes:

"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
"Education is the best provision for old age."
"No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness."
"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular."
"The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."
"The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal."
"Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large."
"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue."
"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."
"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching."
"Difficulties are things that show a person what they are."
"Love is a serious mental disease."
"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them."
"Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world."
"Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal."
"Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly."
"When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
"No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."
"Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half."

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