Greek People Quotes

Famous Greek quotes

This section provides some famous Greek Quotes by famous people throughout Greek history.

From the ancient till the modern times, Greece has been the homeland for many important historical events and people who have marked the history of the country and have influenced the course of the world. People with talent, inspiration and vision have set the grounds of modern civilization.
You will find bellow a list of famous Greek quotes by famous people in Greece.
After reading the most famous Greek quotes, you can also get informed about the famous Greek people.

 

Socrates

Philoshoper of the 5th century BC


One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom.

 
Plato

Philoshoper of the 5th century BC


Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

 
Aristotle

Philoshoper of the 4th century BC


Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

 
Epicurus

Philoshoper of the 4th century BC


You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

 
Heraclitus

Philoshoper of the 4th century BC


There is nothing permanent except change.

 
Socrates

Philoshoper of the 5th century BC


By all means, get married: if you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

 
Alexander the Great

Conqueror of the 4th century BC


I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

 
Plutarch

Historian of the 1st century BC


The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.

 
Democritus

Philosopher of the 5th century BC


Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is just opinion.

 
Aristotle

Philosopher of the 4th century BC


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

 
Socrates

Philosopher of the 5th century BC


All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.

 
Plato

Philosopher of the 5th century BC


He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.

 
Epicurus

Philosopher of the 4th century BC


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

 
Solon

Lawmaker of the 6th century BC


Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.

 
Xenophon

Historian of the 4th century BC


Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

 
Thucydides

Historian of the 4th century BC


It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.

 
Socrates

Philosopher of the 5th century BC


By all means, get married: if you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

 
Demosthenes

Orator of the 4th century BC


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

 
Pericles

Statesman of the 5th century BC


Wait for the wisest of all counselors, time.

 
Aristotle

Philosopher of the 5th century BC


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

 
Plato

Philosopher of the 5th century BC


Man: a being in search of meaning.

 
Plutarch

Historian of the 1st century BC


I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

 
Herodotus

Historian of the 5th century BC


Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.

 
Thucydides

Historian of the 4th century BC


History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

 
Alexander the Great

Conqueror of the 4th century BC


I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

 
Xenophon

Historian of the 4th century BC


Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

 
Nikos Kazantzakis

Writer of the 20th century


Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.

 
Giannis Ritsos

Poet of the 20th century


I know that each one of us travels to love alone, alone to faith and to death. I know it. I've tried it. It doesn't help. Let me come with you.

 
Aristotle Onassis

Shipping magnate of the 20th century


If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

 
Nikos Kazantzakis

Writer of the 20th century


There is only one woman in the world. One woman, with many faces.

 
Odysseus Elytis

Poet of the 20th century


You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth.

 
Maria Callas

Opera singer of the 20th century


It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven't.

 
Aristotle Onassis

Shipping magnate of the 20th century


We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

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