Greek Proverbs


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A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

An eagle's old age is worth a sparrow's youth.

Bean by bean, the sack gets full.

Character is habit long continued.

Either dance well or quit the ballroom.

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.

God profits and the devil spends it.

A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.

A stout bearded woman always bears something malicious.

An iron rod bends while it is hot.

Before us men have flourished just as we now flourish: others yet again shall be, whose generations we shall never see .

Cheap meat is eaten by dogs.

Either get married early, or become a monk early.

Flatter the sea, but stand on earth when you do so.

God saves money and the devil spends them.

The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.

Once you learn something, it is hard to unlearn.

Fools scatter about their many attributes, the wise keep such within; A piece of straw floats upon the surface of water. A precious gemstone sinks to the bottom! Therefore, it is best to disregard the seen. And concentrate upon the unseen. Only within the latter may riches be found.

Nothing will content those who are not content with a little.

Who would learn to command well must first of all learn to obey.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Ask the patient, not the doctor.

Where there is envy, there is malice.

Act quickly, think slowly.

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