Funny Greek Wisdom 81 – 163
Know all and you will pardon all.
Learn to obey before you command.
Learn to walk before you run.
Listen to that which is well said even if it is from the mouth of an enemy.
Live today, forget the past.
Man is the measure of all things.
Many a pupil has gained more wealth than his master.
Many men, many minds.
Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.
Men prone to tears are good.
Men who have lost heart never yet won a trophy.
Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.
Mountains are used to snow.
My donkey is dead; let no more grass grow.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue; to the end we should hear and see more than we speak.
Never consult a doctor who has never been ill himself.
Never give a sword to a fool or power to an unjust man.
No mill, no meal.
No need to teach an eagle to fly.
Nothing is so reckless as a blind horse.
Nothing will content him who is not content with a little.
Not speech, but facts, convince.
Not to mention the truth is hiding gold.
Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.
Old age and poverty are wounds that can’t be healed.
Old men are twice children.
One hand washes the other and both wash the face.
One minute of patience, ten years of peace.
One minute of patience can mean ten years of peace.
One witness one liar; more witnesses, all liars.
One word spoken in anger may spoil an entire life.
Outside a sheep, inside a wolf.
Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to vice.
Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal.
Remorse is worse than a beating.
Sharing the figs can leave you with none at all.
Sometimes you have to throw yourself into the fire to escape from the smoke.
Son of a priest, grandson of the devil.
Success has many friends.
Success is doing what you like and making a living at it.
Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
Sweet is the memory of past labor.
Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
Terrifying are the weaknesses of power.
The beginning is the half of every action.
The best fish hook cannot catch limp cheese.
The fox that waits until the chicken falls from the perch dies from hunger.
The grumbling mother-in-law forgets that she once was a bride.
The heart that loves is always young.
The more the mother-in-law drinks the more friendly is her greeting.
The net of the sleeper catches fish.
The people make the town.
The second thought is the best.
The style is the man himself.
The thief shouts to frighten the hell out of his victim.
The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones.
The unknown is ever imagined.
Think not on what you lack as much as on what you have.
Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.
Time is a river of passing events — a rushing torrent.
Time is the best adviser.
Time is the soul of the world.
To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
Under every stone sleeps a scorpion.
We became gravediggers but nobody dies anymore.
What is good to know is difficult to learn.
What is true is no more sure than the probable.
When God throws the dice are loaded.
When the devil grows poor he becomes a tax collector.
When the fox cannot reach the grapes he says they are not ripe.
When you go to bed with a clear head, you will not get up with a headache.
Where there is a sea there are pirates.
Who ceases to be a friend never was one.
Whoever feeds the wolf in the winter will be eaten by him in the spring.
Who wouldn’t lick his fingers when they have been dipped in honey?
Women are as changeable as the sea.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
You know who the good seamen are when the storm comes.
You must keep quiet or say only things that improve silence.
Young wood makes a hot fire.
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