Best Quotes by Pericles (Top 10)

  1. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
  2. What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
  3. Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
  4. Those who can truly be accounted brave are those who best know the meaning of what is sweet in life and what is terrible, and then go out, undeterred, to meet what is to come.
  5. Wait for the wisest of all counselors, Time.
  6. Time is the wisest counselor of all.
  7. Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
  8. The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives.
  9. Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
  10. Trees, though they are cut and loped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again.

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