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100 wise phrases of Greek and Roman philosophers

100 wise phrases of Greek and Roman philosophers

Still today great philosophers of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire they inspire us and make us see reality from new perspectives, with depth and value.

Today we wanted to bring you this beautiful compilation of phrases of philosophers and writers of antiquity. Although times have changed a lot, their arguments are still valid today.

Phases of wisdom

Misfortune tests friends and discovers enemies. Epithet

Remember that the secret of happiness is in freedom, I secret of freedom, courage. Tucidides

Wise men learn a lot from their enemies. Athens Aristophanes

We must search for our evils another cause that is not God. Plato

The best guardian of a thing is also the best thief. Plato

The virtue is in making benefits that certainly are not appropriate. Seneca

By the vice of others, seeing the wise his. Seneca

When you are in the midst of adversity it is too late to be cautious. Seneca

Everyone aspires to blissful life, but nobody knows what it is. Seneca

The happiness of the body is based on health. That of understanding in knowledge. Thales of Miletus

It is better to die at once than to always be fearing for life. Aesop

Who is born mortal, walks towards death. Ephesus

Happiness consists in knowing how to unite the end with the beginning. Pythagoras

If we don't know life yet, how can it be possible to know death? Confucius

The nature of men is always the same, what the differences are their habits. Confucius

The superior man always thinks of virtue, the vulgar man thinks of comfort. Confucius

It is not the weeds that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the farmer. Confucius

Virtue never remains alone: ​​He who owns it will have neighbors. Confucius

Only he who knows how to be happy with everything can only be happy. Confucius

When you see a good man, try to imitate him. When you see a bad one, reflect on yourself. Confucius

What the wise wants seeks in himself, what the vulgar wants seeks in others. Confucius

Few men have the strength of character enough to rejoice in the success of a friend without feeling a certain envy. Aeschylus of Eleusis

You will be doubly unfortunate if you don't know how to cope with your misfortune. Blas de Prinea

Only what is achieved with virtue is lasting. Sophocles

The sweetest life is knowing nothing. Sophocles

In human nature there is generally more foolish than wise. Euripides

No one is happy throughout his life. Euripides

The leisure of the Spirit is a form of freedom. Aristotle

Character is that which reveals the moral purpose, reveals the kind of things that a man prefers or avoids. Aristotle

Basting yourself is also a form of happiness. Aristotle

A good character favors the highest degree of a thing to be believed. Aristotle

Fatigue less walking on rough terrain than flat terrain. Aristotle

The greatest virtues are those that most useful to other people. Aristotle

Virtue shines in misfortunes. Aristotle

Hate is the way to learn. Aristotle

There is no greater distance from one animal to another than from one man to another. Plutarch

Sailing is not necessary, living is. Plutarch

Men do not have difficulties because of the things themselves, but because of their opinion of them. Epithet

Envy is the adversary of the lucky ones. Epithet

There is only one good: Knowledge. There is only one evil, ignorance. Socrates

When my time comes to die, I will go. I will know how to give my life as a man who does not hurt to repay the loan that has been made to him. Epithet

Do you not know that the source of all miseries, for man, is not death, but the fear of death? Epithet

While there are men there will be vices. Publio Cornelio

In the nature of man he is to hate those he has offended. Publio Cornelio

The deepest rivers run with less noise. Curcio

The highest character is one who is willing to forgive the moral mistakes of others as if he were guilty of them every day, and who is so careful not to commit a fault as if he never forgives them. Pliny the Younger

If your organs are healthy, all the wealth of a king will not increase your happiness. Fifth Horace

Take the present day and see as little as possible tomorrow. Fifth Horace

No one is born free of vices. And the most perfect man is the one with less. Fifth Horace

If the glass is not clean, what spills in it gets corrupted. Fifth Horace

The brevity of life prevents us from having long hopes. Fifth Horace

Without love and without laughter, nothing is pleasant. Fifth Horace

Accept death willingly, is part of what is established by nature. Marco Aurelio

Accusing others of our misfortunes is proof of human ignorance; accusing ourselves means beginning to understand; Not accusing others or ourselves is true wisdom. Epithet

Also remember this always. To live happily, very little is enough. Marco Aurelio

We have the vices of others in front of the eyes and our own on the back. Seneca

The first glass corresponds to thirst. The second, to joy. The third, to pleasure. The fourth, to foolishness. Lucio Apuleyo

For the good, death is a port of rest. And for the bad guys, a shipwreck. Saint Ambrose

Wrong is human, preserving is diabolical. San Agustin

Those who do not want to be defeated by the truth, are defeated by error. San Agustin

Pride is not greatness, it is swelling. And what is swollen looks great, but it is not healthy. San Agustin

In any adversity of fortune, unhappiness is having ever been happy. Severino Anicio

The one who makes his classmates laugh deserves paradise. Muhammad

Patience starts crying at the beginning and laughing at the end.

The lazy man recently and asks a lot.

Be afraid every time you don't tell the truth.

To the envious, envy kills him all day.

Since what you know isn't as much as what you don't know, you're worth a lot.

He who speaks ill of others himself condemns. Petrarch

You need to be very merciful to envy a miserable. Petrarch

Most men prefer to appear to be. Aeschylus of Eleusis

Time is the most valuable thing that man can spend. Theophrase

During the night the best thoughts come to the intelligence of the wise. Athens Menander

So many men, so many opinions: each one has his own way. Publio Terencio

I have everything and I have nothing: Nothing is and nothing is missing. Publio Terencio

Man has no enemy worse than himself. Marco Tulio Cicero

Men are like wines: Age sour the bad and improve the good. Marco Tulio Cicero

Nothing is easier than censoring the dead. Julius Caesar

The sun sets and rises again. But we, when our brief light goes out, sleep forever on a perpetual night. Valerio Key

How happy the farmers would be, if they knew they were happy! Virlio Publio

The gift has the category of who does it. Publio Nason

Envy, the smallest of vices, creeps along the ground like a snake. Publio Nason

You can not get the water that happened to return, claim me to return the now past. Publio Nason

El Burgo esteem friends for the advantages they can get from them. Publio Nason

The weight that is supported and carried with joy becomes light. Publio Nason

The educated man always has the riches in himself. Fedro

Support this calamity, lest a greater one come to you. Fedro

Forget what has already happened, because you can lament, but not remake. Tito Livio

Dying earlier or later is a minor matter. What matters is to die good or bad. To die well, apart, is to flee from the danger of living badly. Seneca

There is no great genius without a touch of madness. Seneca

Nature does not grant us virtue: Being good is an art. Seneca

All virtue is founded on the measure. Seneca

The virtue that is adorned and praised already has a defect. Seneca

Do not be frightened of poverty. No one lives as poor as he was born. Seneca

In the storm is when the good pilot is known. Seneca

He who cries for dead has done nothing but precedent. Seneca

Life is like a school of gladiators: Living together and fighting. Seneca

Man dies as many times as he loses each of his own. Syrian Publius

No man is happy unless he thinks he is. Syrian Publius

The wise man sees in the misadventures that he must avoid. Syrian Publius

The character of each man is the arbiter of his fortune. Syrian Publius

Fortune gives some too much, none gives enough. Marco Valerio