Best Quotes by Solon (Top 10)

  1. Laws are like spiders webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.
  2. Seek to learn constantly while you live; do not wait in the faith that old age by itself will bring wisdom.
  3. Call no man happy until he is dead.
  4. In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
  5. Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
  6. Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
  7. Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
  8. Reprove your friend privately, commend him publicly.
  9. Know thyself. [Lat., Ne quis nimis. (From the Greek)]
  10. No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.

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