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Greek Proverbs and Quotes

Greek Proverbs and Quotes

Greek Proverbs and Quotes

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“One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom.”
– Socrates

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” The donkey called the rooster big-headed.”

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” The camel can’t see her own hump.”

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“The tongue has no bones, but bones it crushes.”

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”
– Plato

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“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
– Hippocrates

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“Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.”
– Antisthenes

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“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.”
– Aristotle

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
– Hippocrates.

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“Wine and children speak the truth.”

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“Wait for the wisest of all counsellors, time.”
– Pericles

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“Life is short, the art long.”
– Hippocrates

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Greece

  • Country:                    Greece or the Hellenic Republic
  • Greek:                       Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
  • Capital:                      Athens
  • Official languages:     Greek
  • Population                 11.2 million

Map of Greece

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“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence… ”
– John Milton

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