Please find below a curated list of 78 of The Best Greek Philosopher Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Greek Philosopher Quotes that resonate.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
There is nothing permanent except change.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Either we shall find what it is we are seeking or at least we shall free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know.
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.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny … it is the light that guides your way.
Man is the measure of all things.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
To test a perfect theory with imperfect instruments did not impress the Greek philosophers as a valid way to gain knowledge.
The fool’s life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future.
Development of Western science is based on two great achievements: the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance). In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps. The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Aristotle is the last Greek philosopher who faces the world cheerfully; after him, all have, in one form or another, a philosophy of retreat.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not recognize it when it arrives.
I have never come across someone who could inspire more respect than the Greek philosophers.
Only the educated are free.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake, in little things, and thence proceed to greater.
He is the richest who is content with the least.
To us it seems incredible that the Greek philosophers should have scanned so deeply into right and wrong and yet never noticed the immorality of slavery. Perhaps 3000 years from now it will seem equally incredible that we do not notice the immorality of our own oppression of animals.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.