570 Total Quotes

Greek Philosopher Quotes

Plato
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
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Plato
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
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 Aristotle
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
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 Aristotle
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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Plato
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
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Plato
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
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Epicurus Epicurus
Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.
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 Aristotle
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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Winston Churchill
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
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 Aristotle
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
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 Socrates
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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 Aristotle
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
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Plato
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
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Plato
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
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Plato
They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
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Epicurus Epicurus
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
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Plato
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
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 Aristotle
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
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 Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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 Aristotle
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
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 Aristotle
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
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 Socrates
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
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 Aristotle
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
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 Aristotle
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
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 Aristotle
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
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Jane Austen
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
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 Aristotle
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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Plato
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
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Plato
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.
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 Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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