Ancient Greek Proverbs



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He is the richest who is content with the least. Socrates

Catharsis comes from the ancient Greek word...which literally translated means 'to pass a hard stool' Tim Sandlin

It's a shame to be called "educated" those who do not study the ancient Greek writers. Francois Rabelais

Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading. Gilbert Murray

Man is the measure of all things. Protagoras

Kant does represents a distinctively modern view of the human condition in contrast to that of ancient high culture, found in ancient Greek ethics and also in ancient Chinese ethics. Allen W. Wood

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. Epicurus

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates

To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance. Sidney Sheldon

The games of the ancient Greeks were, in their original institutions, religious solemnities. Dorothea Brande

The life of the ancient Greeks and Romans has profoundly influenced our own, and yet the ways in which they affect us do not present themselves on the surface of our ordinary experiences. John Dewey

The ancient Greeks, as Plato reports, believed that we discover truth through "reminiscence," that is by "remembering," by intuitively searching into our own experience. Rollo May

The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks. Johannes Stark

All the superhero stuff is Greek myths and Greek gods, wearing tights and capes. That's what they are. That's what I gravitate towards. Louis Leterrier

...for the object of education is to teach us to love beauty. Plato

The gift of truth excels all other gifts. Gautama Buddha

Those whose hearts are fixed on Reality itself deserve the title of Philosophers. Plato

Yiddish is the voice of exile, the tongue of ghettos, but I'll shed a tear when it joins ancient Greek and dead Latin. For gossip and insult, you can't beat Yiddish. Linda Barnes

If in the library of your house you do not have the works of the ancient Greek writers, then you live in a house with no light. George Bernard Shaw

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