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Greek Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Greek Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“The tongue has no bones, but bones it crashes.”
– Greek Proverb

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“Wine and children speak the truth.”
– Greek Proverb

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“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
– Greek Proverb

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“Win by persuasion, not by force.”
– Greek Proverb

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“One swallow does not make a summer.”
– Greek Proverb

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“It’s sweet to view the sea when standing on the shore.”
– Greek Proverb

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“Unripe grape gets sweet as honey, at a slow pace.”
– Greek Proverb

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“It is not possible to step twice into the same river.”
– Greek Proverb

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“Too many opinions sink the boat.”
– Greek Proverb

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“It is difficult to argue with the belly, as it has no ears.”
– Greek Proverb

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“The excess of a virtue is a vice.”
– Greek Proverb

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“It is not what they profess but what they practice that makes them good.”
– Greek Proverb

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“You can’t hide behind your finger..”
– Greek Proverb

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“You can tell who the good seamen are during a storm.”
– Greek Proverb

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“IThe sins we often regret are the sins we never commit.”
– Greek Proverb

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“A drop of wisdom is better than a sea of gold.”
– Greek Proverb

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“All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.”
– Greek Proverb

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” The donkey called the rooster big-headed.”
– Greek Proverb

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” The camel can’t see her own hump.”
– Greek Proverb

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Greek Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Ancient Greek Philosopher 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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“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 honor.”
– Aristotle

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

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

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

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Greek Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”
– Plato

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

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“Nature does nothing uselessly.”
– Aristotle

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” The donkey called the rooster big-headed.”
– Proverb

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“Well begun is half done.”
– Aristotle

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” The camel can’t see her own hump.”
– Proverb

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“Wit is educated insolence.”
– Aristotle

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

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“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
– Aristotle

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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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“The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.”
– Epicurus

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Wise Ancient Greek Philosophers Quotes to Make You a Better Person!

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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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“At a touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”
– Plato

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

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“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”
– Plato

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

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“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”
– Aristotle

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

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“Wisdom outweighs any wealth.”
– Sophocles

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Greek Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.”
– Euripides

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

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

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“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
– Archimedes

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“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”
– Aristotle

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“The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.”
– Epicurus

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“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”
– Plato

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“Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.”
– Euripides

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“Success is dependent on effort.”
– Sophocles

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“It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.”
– Epicurus

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Greece

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

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Ancient Greek / Greece Proverbs

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

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