Greek proverbs

Angel. The Bitchy poet

Aristotle :Year of Birth: 384 BC Year of Death: 322 BC Nationality: Greek

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.

 Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

 He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

 If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

 

Socrates: Year of Birth: 469 BC Year of Death: 399 BC Nationality: Greek

 

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. 

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit.

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. 

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. 

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