Famous Ancient Greek Quotes

The Ancient Greek philosophers were unbelievably smart and wise. Many like Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and more have influenced the Western world of thought since then. We've compiled our top 10 Ancient Greek philosopher quotes. Have a read and get inspired by these amazing, world influencing minds!

Let us know which are your favourite. Feel free to share other Ancient Greek quotes that we've missed in our comments below!

1.) "No great mind has ever existed without some touch of madness" - Aristotle

2.) "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” - Plato

3.) “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” - Aristotle 


4.) “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.” Plato 

5) True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." - Socrates 


6) Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. - Plato 

7) By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates 

8) Be as you wish to seem. - Socrates

9) “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato 

10) “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” - Plato 

By Staff Writer: Telis Lianos

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