Great Sayings of the Sophists



This list of quotes is taken from a pamphlet "Beginnings of Greek Philosophy", part of a monthly letters to students from 1934:


1-Be in childhood modest, in youth temperate, in manhood just, in old age prudent-then die untroubled.


2-Follow God.


3-Obey the law.


4-Worship the gods.


5-Suffer for justice.


6-Respect hospitality.


7-Govern anger.


8-Exercise prudence.


9-Love Friendship.


10-Honor providence.


11-Emulate wisdom.


12-Praise virtue.


13-Do that which is just.


14-Practice generosity.


15-Be a lover of Wisdom.


16-What you know, do.


17-Converse with the wise.


18-Reverence the good.


19-Curb thy tongue.


20-Use wealth wisely.


21-Be grateful.


22-Wait for opportunity.


23-Expect age.


24-Boast not of strength.


25-Be never weary of learning.


26-Blame not the absent.


27-Teach those who are younger.


28-Put no faith in wealth.


29-Trust not fortune.


30-Keep secrets.


31-Honor yourself.


32-Return what is not your own.


33-Abstain from bloodshed.


34-Desire nothing unreasonable.


35-Trust no man-distrust no man.


36--Blame only those who are present.


37-Search into evil, but be not corrupted.


38-Be gentle to all.


39-Honor the ancestors.


40-Deride not the dead.


41-Criticize not the unhappy.


42-Be not troubled.


43-Be as generous to yourself as to your friend.


44-Apply thyself to discipline.


45-Pursue that which is noble.


46-Descend not from generals to particulars.


47-Be economical of time.


48-Instruct your children.


49-If you have, withhold nothing.


50-Fear most deceit.


51-Speak well of every man.


52-Judge honestly.


53-Approve hope.


54-Acknowledge superiority.


55-Rejoice in greatness.


56-Avoid dissension.


57-Be fearless in undertaking.


58-Admire the oracles.


59-Love those you serve.


60-Promise nothing.