Born in 480 BC / Died in 406 BC / Greece / Greek
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
The best of seers is he who guesses well.
'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.
Much effort, much prosperity.
Better a serpent than a stepmother!
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
Authority is never without hate.
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.
Prosperity is full of friends.
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
There is the sky, which is all men's together.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
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