-Cicero Â, War is an invention of the human mind; and the human mind can also invent peace. It is better for fools to be ruled than to rule. —  Aeschylus, 525-456 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Prometheus Bound. Boldness is the beginning of action. The idea behind this tip is to force action through a self-imposed deadline. —  Periander of Corinth, 668-584 BC, tyrant of Corinth. The art of life is more like the wrestler's art than the dancer's, in respect of this, that it should stand ready and firm to meet onsets which are sudden and unexpected. —  Aeschylus, 525-456 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Agamemnon. The night likes to cause pain to the wise ruler. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Plutus. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations VII, 67. Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster. Friendship is one soul living in two bodies. Although they despise each other, they embrace each other, and although they want to be above the others, they bow to each other. Misers have the fate of the bee working as if they are going to live for ever. —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Iliad X, —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Iliad II. Bodies destitute of brains are as statues in the marketplace. The things of those who are absent naturally go to those who are present, and the things of the careless go to the diligent and brave. The empty sacs are inflated with air and the fools with conceit. It was at this moment the gods knew they had goofed up hard by denying Kratos relief from the nightmares that had plagued him, as the former God of War made it clear it was curtains for the gods now that he’d set his mind to end them all. BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece. - God Of War —  Aesop, 620-560 BC, Ancient Greek fabulist. His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best. You need to have courage, because tomorrow will be better. They figure in traditional tales of Heracles’ labors and the Trojan War. The prudence of the father is the greatest commandment for the children. After all, it was during this period that the principles and ethics of Western society were first formulated. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Bacchae. Daytime sleep indicates a distressed body or a troubled mind or laziness or lack of education. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. When bodies become effeminate, souls get much weaker as well. Look beneath the surface; let not the inherent quality of a thing nor its worth escape you. —  Democritus, 470-370 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher. Being a woman, what can I do? But fortune controls how it ends. Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace. —  Aeschylus, 525-456 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Award of the Arms, —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Phoenician women. While there's life there’s hope, and only the dead have none. As they say, it's better not to be busy doing too many things, if you want to be in good mood. -Friedrich von Logan. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Amfiaraos. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Phoenissae. … - Plato At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. The brave will dare the effort [of war], cowards are nothing nowhere. It’s simple enough to incorporate: any time you have to make a decision, just set the timer and begin the process. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations IX, 5. Adcock, British classical scholar. BC, Ancient Greek poet ‐ Works and Days -352. The madness of love is the greatest of the blessings of the gods. Since life is short, don’t make it long with bad deeds. Sorrow is not the result of poverty, but of desire. How true is that a good cause always gives an opportunity for good words! The beginning of friendship is praise and of animosity is criticism. The character of the state reflects the character of its governors. Things do not look the same when viewed from far or near. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Great men have the whole earth for their tomb. Time will explain it all. It is more difficult to preserve than to acquire. If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Ecclesiazusae. -Samuel Butler, A nation that spends more money on military weapons than on social programs is close to spiritual death. Anybody who blushes is a good man, me thinks. -Napoleon I Â, War makes the victor stupid and the vanquished spiteful. No one is free if he cannot subdue himself. -Francisco de Quevedo Â, I hope you enjoyed reading these ancient greek quotes on war. Democritus said that the noble, uneducated people are like alabaster vases filled with vinegar. In ancient Greek with translation. "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." What do I gain from living? Who is happy? —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations VIII, 4. The continent man is not he who avoids pleasure, but having tasted it, is not carried to excess. (on one of his opponents who was about to make a public speech). Plato, 427-347 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher, Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian, Menander, 4th cent. —  Pittacus of Mytilene, 650-570 BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece. How can I, alone, save myself without brother, without father, without friends? For most men, war is the end of loneliness. I feel no shame in loving myself above all. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Helen. The good man does not repeat the censure of the mean. Those with a well-ordered character will have a well-ordered life too. Because the truth is hidden in the deep. A man completely enslaved to money will never be just. If you do not want many things, the few will seem many. More men become good through practice than by nature. How might one bear misfortune? For me, one equals ten thousand if he is really good. Wisdom is the best of all things, ignorance is the worst. You will find many machinations since you are a woman. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy), —  Heraclitus, 544-484 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ The Suppliants. For things with no benefit do not try in vain. Share this top 10 list! Their representation in ancient art transformed from resembling the warrior goddess Athena to the hunter goddess Artemis. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations V, 18. Wealth should not be seized; god-given wealth is much better. To see your enemy doing even worse. A fool laughs even when there is nothing funny. Untimely laughter creates is bad luck for mortals. —  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher. It doesn’t have to be 2 minut… The learned symbol of this truth is the arrow: with the pen the iron that has to hurt flies. -Jean Le Rond D ‘Alembert Â, I can’t believe I’m awarded. I believed that it was necessary to drive tanks and win wars. These are ancient greek quotes on war that have crossed the barriers of time. A wicked woman is a depository of disasters. We can tell the worthy and the unworthy not only from what they are doing but also from what they are thinking. The great pleasures come from watching beautiful deeds. BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece, Sophocles, 496-406 BC, Ancient tragic poet, Alexander the Great, 356-323 BC, King of Macedon, Julius Caesar, 101-14 BC, Roman general & Consul, Periander of Corinth, 668-584 BC, tyrant of Corinth, Pindar, 522-438 BC, Ancient Greek lyric poet, Antisthenes, 445-360 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher, Aristippus, 435-355 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher, Theocritus, 3rd cent. They are worth less than the dirt beneath a toenail! And impossible for the wicked not to do so. -Albert Einstein Â, The instant of the closing of an eye is enough to make a peaceful man a warrior. -Arthur Neville Chamberlain Â, In war as in love, to finish you need to see yourself up close. BC, Ancient Greek epic poet. To make the same mistake twice is not wise. They could accomplish such a high stage of knowledge and thought because of their utmost determination and optimistic attitude. It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger. BC, Ancient Greek poet ‐ Works and Days -40. Yes, that, too is sad: To have to join company with fools! We should be patient in the present situation and have courage for the future. It is magnanimous to bear offense calmly. It will not always be summer, build barns. -Winston Churchill Â, War is a serious game in which you compromise your reputation, your troops, and your homeland. Focus on the essence of a thing, whether it be through actions or motives or appearances. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Andromeda, —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian. (his comment when was told that Plato spoke badly about him). —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Iliad VI. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Heracles. —  Hesiod, 7th cent. —  Plutarch, 47-120 AD, Ancient Greek historian. Nothing ends unless it passes through the tongue. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Aeolus. Nothing bad will happen to you by distrusting your enemies. Enjoy the War Quotes. —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Iliad XVII. Explore Greek Mythology Quotes by authors including Jeremy Renner, J. K. Rowling, and Brendan Fraser at BrainyQuote. The envious man torments himself like an enemy. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Antiope. AD, Ancient Greek writer from Egypt, Hippocrates, 460-370 BC, Ancient Greek physician, the “Father of Medicine”, Diphilos of Sifnos, c. 7th cent. —  Hesiod, 7th cent. Man is naturally deceitful ever, in every way! Women are more envious and more querulous than men. Cheats and hypocrites are those who do everything with words and do nothing with actions. BC, Ancient Greek poet ‐ Works and Days -311. Because they are used to deceive. It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of. —  Hesiod, 7th cent. For the foolish, not reason but misfortune is the teacher. A wrongdoer is often a man who has left something undone, not always one who has done something. Previously we have harped about Romes infrastructure and Romes army. When speaking do not wave your hands about, as it is a sign of craziness. You should be either honest or pretend to be. Accumulation of wealth for the children is a pretext for avarice. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Frogs, (what Euripides taught to Athenians, according to Aristophanes). Don't laugh too much, neither with many things, nor too loud. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Temenidae, —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Odyssey XVII, —  Sophocles, 496-406 BC, Ancient tragic poet ‐ Antigone, Except for the one that gave birth to me, I hate the entire genus of women, —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Melanippe. —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Iliad IV. Spending efforts for things you shouldn't, you will be inadequate for things you should. Do not reproach a man with his misfortunes, fearing lest Nemesis may overtake you. One of you is worth more than any number of them! -Voltaire Â, The laws are silent when weapons speak. —  Athenaeus, 2nd-3rd cent. I want either a drop of luck or a bucket of brains. No boaster he, but with a hand which sees the thing to do. -Napoleon I Â, The great Carthage led three wars: after the first he continued to have power; after the second it was still habitable; after the third it is no longer on the map. Read also: words of wisdom funny one liners. It is better to look simple-minded than to be shrewd. You will not persuade me, not even if you persuade me. Although we bless your ignorance of evil, we do not envy your stupidity. Virtue consists not in avoiding wrong-doing, but in having no want for it. Ignorance is bold, knowledge is reserved. We know nothing for sure. The beds are filled with tears longing for the men. -F.E. But you, Roman, remember to rule the peoples with power (these will be your arts); impose the habit of peace, spare the vanquished and war down the proud! I hold my own mind and think apart from other men. Idols with their dresses and ornaments are beautiful but empty of heart. -Baudouin I Â, The wonderful thing about war is that each assassin chief has his flags blessed and solemnly invokes God before he sets out to exterminate his neighbor. -Jean Anouilh Â, There is no inevitable war. If it arrives, it is by the fault of man. Penlighten lists out 30 Latin phrases about war with their meanings. The mother of a coward will not weep but will not rejoice either. If you want to improve your performance and that of … Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. —  Aeschylus, 525-456 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Eumenides. —  Motto over the entrance to Plato's Academy. -Jean Anouilh. It is better to conceal ignorance than to expose it. You have entered an incorrect email address! BC, Ancient Greek poet ‐ Works and Days -26. For whatever good you do, praise the gods not yourself. —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Odyssey VIII, —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright, —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Hecuba. I think death is nothing more than the separation of two things from one another: soul and body. One has to endure the idiocy of those who rule. The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of wisdom. “War grows out of desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.” ― Napoleon Hill “The folly of war is that it can have no natural end except in the extinction an entire people.” ― Joyce Carol Oates “There is only one way to win a war which has begun: To … It’s a shame to the gods that bad men prosper. Don’t be suspicious towards everybody, but be aware and secure. For me, it is the infinite loneliness. Now, we do not know really what is and what is not. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Acharnians. It is greed to do all the talking and not be willing to listen. Beauty is better than any recommendation letter. Success is apt to cover a multitude of faults. If doctors did not exist, there would be none more stupid than teachers. The following page contains a complete list of quotes from Rome: Total War. BC, Ancient Greek poet. What’s the use of a muscular body to a coward? Fools desire longevity without enjoying longevity. -Groucho Marx Â, Two are needed to make peace; but to make war only one is enough. Be afraid of slandering even if it’s not true. Happiness in life depends on very few things. Prudence is different from the other virtues as much as vision is different from the other senses. Surely to die with glory is a blessing for the mortals. A prostitute and a politician pour similar tears. One who thinks right is better than myriads who think wrong. The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Thesmophoriazusae. BC, Ancient Greek poet ‐ Works and Days -320. Halicarnassus Herodotus Â, Military intelligence is two contradictory terms. Laws are like spider’s webs: If some poor weak creature comes up against them, it is caught; but a big one can break through and get away. The PC game Rome: Total War was created by The Creative Assembly and was published by Activision in its first version (2004) then by SEGA in its expansion packs Barbarian Invasions and Alexander (2005-2006).. Battle Speeches []. Everything is ill-arranged, ill-managed, ill-defined. “Through every generation of the human race, there has been a constant war, a war with fear. —  Solon, 630-560 BC, Ancient Greek lawmaker & philosopher, —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations II,15, (quoted by Marcus Aurelius in “Τα εις εαυτόν”). It is appropriate to obey the law, the ruler and the wiser. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Ion. The Generals are numerous, but not good for much! Who dares not speak his free thoughts behaves like a slave. Those who cannot face danger like men become the slaves of any invader. Fear uses flattery without getting any favors. The dialogue within the soul with itself... was named “thinking”. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Clouds. The number of cowards does not count in a battle. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. Your very silence is as good as a confession. Athens is the birthplace of democracy. But business leaders can derive immense wisdom from understanding powerful leadership quotes of ancient Roman and Greek philosophers. All wars are holy, I challenge you to find a belligerent who does not believe he has heaven on his side. What is the mind and heart for the man, is Greece for the whole world. —  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, Ancient Greek Poet ‐ Iliad IX. You are a little soul, carrying a corpse. Fighting yourself is the most difficult war; Overcoming yourself is the most beautiful victory. Alexander III of Macedon, also known as Alexander the Great, lived from July 21, 356BC to June 10 or 11, 323BC.He was the son of Olympias and King Philip II of Macedon. Good breeding for the animals means bodily strength and for the men grace of character. Only the dead have seen the end of the war. It is not for us to force the will of fortune. On the Relations of the Sexes Aristotle , Politics : "[T]he male, unless constituted in some respect contrary to nature, is by nature more expert at leading than the female, and the elder … Indulge yourself, drink, consider the day-to-day life and leave the rest to chance. The man who loves nobody is loved by nobody. Otto Von Bismarck These words by conservative Prussian Otto Von Bismarck mean that politics can make anything happen. —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Lysistrata. Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Trojan Women. If it arrives, it is by the fault of man. Within is the fountain of the good, and it will ever bubble up, if you wilt ever dig. Love that only which happens to you and is spun with the thread of your destiny. From wisdom come these three: good thinking, speaking well and doing what is right. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations III, 5. It’s a shame to stumble on the same rock twice. Of moral states to be avoided there are three kinds: malice, incontinence, bestiality. Character lies in polite and friendly speaking. - Plato; I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Words give wings to the mind and make a man soar to heaven. You may have the power to slander, but I have the power not to listen to you. Of unbridled talk and lawless follies misfortune is the end. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations VII, 22. —  Aeschylus, 525-456 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐  Seven against Thebes. 20 Quotes From Ancient Greek Philosophers That Liberals Still Don’t Understand The Obama Media Is Back 'Savior of the Spring': Ex-Cuomo Aide Rips the Governor in a New Op-ed Learn to bear bravely the changes of fortune. Nobility is a good thing, but it was the achievement of your ancestors. —  Thales of Miletus, 643-548 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher, —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Knights. Each art must use its tools, each body its soul. -Albert Camus Â, All wars are holy, I challenge you to find a belligerent who does not believe he has heaven on his side. This will be seen anyway. —  Hippocrates, 460-370 BC, Ancient Greek physician, the “Father of Medicine”. BC, Ancient Greek poet, Bias of Priene, 625-540 BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece, Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher, Athenaeus, 2nd-3rd cent. - Plutarch We must help the poor, not encourage idleness. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations V, 17. Wickedness and injustice are intentional. -Paul Valéry Â, No man is so foolish as to desire war and not peace; for in peace children take their parents to the grave, in war it is the parents who take the children to the grave. Fools, they do not even know how much more is the half than the whole. The brave will dare the effort [of war], cowards are nothing nowhere. This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and cultivates his talents. Nothing is blameless, but all things have faults and imperfections. Birds love figs, but they don’t want to plant. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. *Note While these quotes were selected from a large … Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have no power. AD, Ancient Greek writer from Egypt. Men have made an idol of Fortune as an excuse for their own lack of willpower. The wise man would regulate his conduct as a citizen, not according to the established laws, but according to the law of virtue. For often evil men are rich, and good men poor. - Saint Augustine, 354-430 (attributed to several ancient Greek sages, inscribed in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi). The courageous man is the best in everything. You know not why you live, or what you do, or who you are. If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes. —  Aeschylus, 525-456 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Libation bearers. I only wish that wisdom were the kind of thing that flowed … from the vessel that was full to the one that was empty. Where could I find a plug to stop the outpouring of my anus? Don’t ask who is now, but who he has always been. Not speaking well of others is not only sinful by itself, but lets evil intrude into the soul. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations VI, 3. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Electra. Those who succeed don’t know how to behave correctly. In big projects it is difficult to please everyone. —  Hesiod, 7th cent. Wars will continue as long as skin color remains more important than eye color. Migrating and living in a foreign land teaches self sufficiency. If you’re simply slow at making decisions, then this tip is a lifesaver. See more ideas about words, words quotes, greek words. Look within. Author: Plato Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes Greek Philosopher Quotes "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." I have no country, no home, no relief from my troubles. The lack of will is very damaging for men. It’s not beauty but character that pleases husbands. —  Ancient Greek proverb ‐ Children of Hercules. —  Aristippus, 435-355 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher. Health and intellect are the two blessings of life. It is difficult to know yourself; it is easy to give advice to others. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations XI, 15. —  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher. —  Antisthenes, 445-360 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher. But beyond impressive architecture and grand military traditions, some eminent Romans also boasted fascinating philosophical notions. To the rational being only the irrational is unendurable, but the rational is endurable. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Meleager. Ponderquotes is the go to place for all the information in the world you may need or which may interest you. A demagogue must be neither an educated nor a honest man; he has to be ignorant and a rogue. Whoever knows about tragedy, knows about epics too. Famous French Quotes about Life in French With English Translation. Because the way we deal with the situation right now is a joke. Learn more about their exploits and mythology. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations VII, 3. It is misfortune not to be able to bear misfortune. —  Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedian ‐ Iphigeneia at Aulis. (about who he thought was worthy enough to succeed him). —  Aristophanes, 445-386 BC, Ancient Greek comic playwright ‐ Peace. The unlucky man will be bitten even by a sheep. —  Hesiod, 7th cent. BC, Ancient Greek poet ‐ Works and Days -289. Satiety comes of riches and hubris comes of satiety. Remember the favor you have received and forget the favor you have given. Perfection of the soul puts right the faults of the body. Your god does not give good luck to beauty. What is this word that broke through the fence of your teeth? And I, as they say, am Diogenes the dog. Dishonest gain has short pleasures and long sorrows. Backward to their sources flow the streams of holy rivers, and the order of things is reversed. The purpose of all war is peace. Guide them then or bear with them. There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. But we will not exchange with them our virtue for their wealth. 30 Priceless Latin Phrases About War With Their Meanings. —  Pindar, 522-438 BC, Ancient Greek lyric poet. When a good man steps down from power, he shouldn’t have become more rich, but more honored. -John Lennon Â, War is a massacre between people who do not know each other, for the benefit of people who do know each other but who do not massacre. —  Herodotus, 480-420 BC, Ancient Greek historian, the “ father of History”. Be not unwilling in what you do, neither selfish nor unadvised nor obstinate; let not over-refinement deck out your thought; be not wordy nor a busybody. Below are quotes in English from the Greek works of both philosophers. © © Copyright | Ponderquotes | All Rights Reserved. May 18, 2017 - Greeks have a word and quote for everything. Fortune does not favor those without enthusiasm. He has not neglected in such spirits the sword to the pen. —  Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman Emperor ‐ Meditations XI, 14.

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