Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
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
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Epicurus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Euripides Ancient Greek Dramatist
- Heraclitus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Homer Ancient Greek Poet
- Plato Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Sophocles Ancient Greek Dramatist