Judge a tree from its fruit; not from the leaves.
Of all the evils that infest a state, a tyrant is the greatest; his sole will commands the laws, and lords it over them.
Slight not what’s near, while aiming at what’s far.
To have found you is a dear happiness; and to be Apollo’s son is beyond all my hopes; but there is something I want to say to you alone. Come; this is a private matter between us two – anything you tell me shall be as secret as the grave.
When roused to rage the maddening populace storms, their fury-like a rolling flame, bursts forth unquenchable; but give its violence ways, it spends itself, and as its force abates, learns to obey and yields it to your will.
When good men die their goodness does not perish,
But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,
All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.
But this is slavery, not to speak ones thought.
Tragedy isn’t getting something or failing to get it, it’s losing something you already have.
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- Sophocles Ancient Greek Dramatist
- Homer Ancient Greek Poet
- Epicurus Greek Philosopher
- Heraclitus Ancient Greek Philosopher
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- Plotinus Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mystic
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Plato Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Plutarch Greek Biographer
- Epictetus Ancient Greek Philosopher