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Bits of Wisdom #12 : Theophrastus


From the ancient till modern times, Greece has been the homeland for many important historical events and people who have marked the history of the country and have influenced the course of the world. People with talent, inspiration, and vision have set the grounds of modern civilization. Ancient thinkers words on life, success, courage and character hold true centuries later and can be just the pick-me-up we need, whatever the work day throws at us. The Ancient Greek philosophers used few words, 'quotes', to express pearls of wisdom that stand up today as guidelines for living wisely and compassionately.


Philosopher of the 3rd century BC

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend”

“One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer”

“The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host”

“Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural”

“We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life”