Simonides of Ceos

c.556 - 468 BC

A Quote by Simonides of Ceos

Dancing is silent poetry.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on cities and teachers

The city is the teacher of the man.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on excellence and mind

It is hard to be truly excellent, four-square in hand and foot and mind, formed without blemish.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on good, possessions, and women

A man gains no possession better than a good woman, nothing more horrible than a bad one.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on painting, poetry, and silence

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

Source: Plutarch

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on death, fame, fate, fighting, freedom, lies, and virtue

If to die honorably is the greatest Part of virtue, for us fate's done her best. Because we fought to crown Greece with freedom We lie here enjoying timeless fame.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

Source: For the Athenian Dead at Plataia

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on fate and life

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We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razor's edge.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

Source: Cenotaph at the Isthmos

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