Greek mythology contains a collection of tales about gods, heroes, and monsters.

Some of the best-known quotes can be found in the books of Greek mythology.


Greek Mythology Quotes

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Empty words are evil. ~ Homer.

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We men are wretched things. ~ Homer.

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Out of sight, out of mind. ~ Homer.

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Well begun is half done. ~ Aristotle.

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Cleverness is not wisdom. ~ Euripides.

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Hate is a bottomless cup. ~ Euripides.

Best Quotes about Greek Mythology

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Wit is educated insolence. ~ Aristotle.

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Hod himself helps those who dare. ~ Ovid.

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Nature does nothing uselessly. ~ Aristotle.

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Life is short, the art long. ~ Hippocrates.

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The camel can’t see her own hump. ~ Proverb.

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Fortune resists half-hearted prayers. ~ Ovid.

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Name one hero who was happy. ~ Madeline Miller.

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Too many opinions sink the boat. ~ Greek Proverb.

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I take my cue from deeds, not words. ~ Aeschylus.

Best Quotes and Sayings from Greek Mythology Books

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Win by persuasion, not by force. ~ Greek Proverb.

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In war, the first casualty is truth. ~ Aeschylus.

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The excess of a virtue is a vice. ~ Greek Proverb.

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Wine and children speak the truth. ~ Greek Proverb.

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One swallow does not make a summer. ~ Greek Proverb.

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The donkey called the rooster big-headed. ~ Proverb.

Best Greek Mythology Quotes

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My beauty was the cause of my misfortune. ~ Coronis.

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Time, as it grows old, teaches all things. ~ Aeschylus.

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Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. ~ Sophocles.

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Wait for the wisest of all counselors, time. ~ Pericles.

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My love for you was greater than my wisdom. ~ Euripides.

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The tongue has no bones, but bones it crushes. ~ Proverb.

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Isn’t it delightful to forget how old we are? ~ Euripides.

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Love cannot live where there is no trust. ~ Edith Hamilton.

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. ~ Euripides.

Greek Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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There is no happiness where there is no wisdom. ~ Sophocles.

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Time, which sees all things, has found you out. ~ Sophocles.

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No one loves the messenger who brings bad news. ~ Sophocles.

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Not too little, not too much: there safety lies. ~ Euripides.

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The truth is what I cherish and that’s my strength ~ Sophocles.

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The tongue has no bones, but bones it crashes. ~ Greek Proverb.

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. ~ Hippocrates.

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Unripe grape gets sweet as honey, at a slow pace. ~ Greek Proverb.

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There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money. ~ Sophocles.

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The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. ~ Epicurus.

Famous Greek Mythology Quotes

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The sort of words a man says is the sort he hears in return. ~ Homer.

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No man or woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny. ~ Homer.

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By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die. ~ Aeschylus.

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It is not possible to step twice into the same river. ~ Greek Proverb.

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Few sons are like their fathers – most are worse, few better. ~ Homer.

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It’s sweet to view the sea when standing on the shore. ~ Greek Proverb.

Quotes about Greek Mythology

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ~ Aristotle.

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For somehow this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends. ~ Aeschylus.

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It is difficult to argue with the belly, as it has no ears. ~ Greek Proverb.

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I love Greek mythology, I love gladiators, I love war stuff. ~ Tyson Chandler.

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I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect. ~ Sophocles.

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For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother. ~ Homer.

Most Popular Greek Mythology Quotes

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One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom. ~ Socrates.

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If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate. ~ Sophocles.

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To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away. ~ Sophocles.

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Never honor the gods in one breath and take the gods for fools the next. ~ Sophocles.

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It is not what they profess but what they practice that makes them good. ~ Greek Proverb.

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Of all creatures that breathe and move on earth none is more to be pitied than a man. ~ Homer.

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Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. ~ Antisthenes.

Powerful Greek Mythology Quotes

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We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead. ~ Sophocles.

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That period of history has always fascinated me – Greek history, Greek mythology. ~ Jared Harris.

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A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind. ~ Sophocles.

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The proud heart feels not terror nor turns to run and it is his own courage that kills him. ~ Homer.

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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. ~ Plato.

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I grew up being very interested in Greek mythology because my mum read to my sister and I. ~ Isabel Lucas.

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Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. ~ Herodotus.

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

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There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course; a quiet conscience. ~ Euripides.

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There is no greater fame for a man than that which he wins with his footwork or the skill of his hands. ~ Homer.

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Of the many things hidden from the knowledge of man, nothing is more unintelligible than the human heart. ~ Homer.

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It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. ~ Hippocrates.

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All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. ~ Sophocles.


So these were the 71 Quotes about Greek Mythology.

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