He made the city Athens, great as it was when he took it, the greatest and richest of all cities, and grew to be superior in power to kings and tyrants. Some of these actually appointed him guardian of their sons, but he did not make his estate a single drachma greater than it was when his father left it to him.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
The correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting — no more — and then it motivates one towards originality and instills the desire for truth.
Topics: Education, Thought, Intelligence
I wish you all very good lives.
Solon being asked, namely, what city was best to live in. That city, he replied, in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers.
- Epictetus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Plotinus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Xenocrates Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Plato Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Sophocles Ancient Greek Dramatist
- Epicurus Greek Philosopher
- Euripides Ancient Greek Dramatist
- Homer Ancient Greek Poet
- Heraclitus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Bias of Priene Ancient Greek Philosopher