The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
I think the Swedish Academy wished to manifest its solidarity with the living spirit of Greece today.
All men begin their learning with Homer.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
The gods, as they are beneficent, if they find anyone who is healthy and whole and unscarred by vice, will send him away, surely, after crowning him, not with golden crowns, but with all sorts of blessings.
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.