Seven Sages of Greece
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The Seven Sages of Greece or Seven Wise Men (Greek: οἱ ἑπτὰ σοφοί hoi hepta sophoi) was the title given by classical Greek tradition to seven philosophers, statesmen, and law-givers of the 6th century BC who were renowned for their wisdom.
- Know thyself.
- Inscription at the Delphic Oracle. From Plutarch, Morals
- Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage.
- Periander. From Plutarch, The Banquet of th Seven Wise Men, sec. 14
- Every one of you hath his paritcular plague, and my wife is mine; and he is very happy who hath this only.
- Pittacus. From Plutarch, The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men, sec. 14
- Nothing too much.
- From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, bk. 1, sec. 63
- Do not speak ill of the dead.
- From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, 1, 70
- Know the right moment.
- From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, 1, 79
- Rule will show the man.
- Bias. From Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, bk. 5, ch. 1
- Spare your breath to cool your porridge. - François Rabelais, Works, bk. V, ch. 28
- The Latin form: De mortuis nil nisi bonum [Of the dead, nothing but good].
- Occasionem cognosce.