Solon Quotes

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Solon Quotes

What thou seest, speak of with caution.
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Solon Quotes: No more good must be attempted than the
No more good must be attempted than the nation can bear

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In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.

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Seek to learn constantly while you live; do not wait in the faith that old age by itself will bring wisdom.

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

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Solon Quotes: The answer of solon to the question
[The answer of Solon to the question 'Which is the most perfect popular government?']
That where the least injury done to the meanest individual, is considered as an insult on the whole constitution.

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Count no man happy until he be dead.

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Power proves the man.

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That city in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers.

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Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

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Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

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I grow old learning something new every day.

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Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate.

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Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.

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Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky.

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Solon Quotes: Learn to obey before you command
Learn to obey before you command.

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No one can be said to be happy until he is dead.

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No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.

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Speech is the mirror of action.

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He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

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Solon Quotes: Laws are like spiders webs if some poor
Laws are like spider's webs: If some poor weak creature comes up against them, it is caught; but a big one can break through and get away.

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In the ideal State laws are few and simple, because they have been derived from certainties. In the corrupt State laws are many and confused, because they have been derived from uncertainties.

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As the Deity has given us Greeks all other blessings in moderation, so our moderation gives us a kind of wisdom which is timid, in all likelihood, and fit for common people, not one which is kingly and splendid. This wisdom, such as it is, observing that human life is ever subject to all sorts of vicissitudes, forbids us to be puffed up by the good things we have, or to admire a man's felicity while there is still time for it to change.

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We can have justice whenever those who have not been injured
by injustice are as outraged by it as those who have been.

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Solon Quotes: If things are going well religion and
If things are going well, religion and legislation are beneficial; if not, they are of no avail.

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The ideal state is that in which an injury done to the least of its citizens is an injury done to all.

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To make an empire durable, the magistrates must obey the laws and the people the magistrates.

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Solon Quotes: If all men were to bring their miseries
If all men were to bring their miseries together in one place, most would be glad to take each his own home again rather than take a portion out of the common stock.

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In all things that you do, consider the end.

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A half truth is the worst of all lies,because it can be defended in partiality.

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Solon Quotes: Angels are winged with gods power
Angels are winged with God's power.

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Satiety comes of riches and contumaciousness of satiety.

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Say nothing but good of the dead.

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He that will sell his fame will also sell the public interest.

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Solon Quotes: If through your vices you afflicted are
If through your vices you afflicted are, Lay not the blame of your distress on God; You made your rulers mighty, gave them guards, So now you groan 'neath slavery's heavy rod.

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True blessedness consisteth in a good life and a happy death.

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Men keep their agreements when it is an advantage to both parties not to break them; and I shall so frame my laws that it will be evident to the Athenians that it will be for their interest to observe them.

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Solon Quotes: Many evil men are rich and good men poor
Many evil men are rich, and good men poor, but we shall not exchange with them our excellence for riches.

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Chide a friend in private and praise him in public.

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Know thyself.
[Lat., Ne quis nimis. (From the Greek)]

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What thou seest, speak of with caution.

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Watch well each separate citizen, Lest having in his heart of hearts A secret spear, one still may come Saluting you with cheerful face, And utter with a double tongue The feigned good wishes of his wary mind.

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An unlucky rich man is more capable of satisfying his desires and of riding out disaster when it strikes, but a lucky man is better off than him ... He is the one who deserves to be described as happy. But until he is dead, you had better refrain from calling him happy, and just call him fortunate.

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Rule, after you have first learned to submit to rule.

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I grow old, ever learning many things.

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Wealth I desire to have; but wrongfully to get it, I do not wish.

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No fool can be silent at a feast.

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Solon Quotes: For often evil men are rich and good men
For often evil men are rich, and good men poor; But we will not exchange with them Our virtue for their wealth since one abides always, While riches change their owners every day.

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Pure chastity is beauty to our souls, grace to our bodies, and peace to our desires.

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