From the list of aphorisms of the Greek philosophers provided below, choose one quote and analyze its meaning. Then, explain how you could apply it on the daily life. 

Please elaborate by writing at least two well-developed paragraphs of at least five sentences each.  

Famous Greek Quotes




Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

Wise people speak because they have something to say; fools – because they have to say something.

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.

Ignorance is the root and stem of every evil.

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

Love is the pursuit of the whole.

Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

He, who is not content with what he has, would not be content with what he would like to have.

Life must be lived as play.

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusement but in virtuous activities.

Why should we pay so much attention to what the majority thinks?

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is not being governed by men worse than themselves.

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Understanding a question is half an answer.

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

Every action has its pleasures and its price.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

In every person, there is a sun. Just let them shine.

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.