Theognis

c. 570 - c. 490 BC

A Quote by Theognis on business, companions, food, and seriousness

One finds many companions for food and drink, but in a serious business a man's companions are very few.

Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)

Source: Elegies

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A Quote by Theognis on divinity, excellence, gifts, men, and wealth

Even to a wicked man a divinity gives wealth, Cyrnus, but to few men comes the gift of excellence.

Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)

Source: Elegies

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theognis on moderation

Moderation is best in all things.

Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)

Source: Elegies

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theognis on prosperity

Surfeit begets insolence, when prosperity comes to a bad man.

Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)

Source: Elegies

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theognis on thought and youth

Bright youth passes swiftly as a thought.

Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)

Source: Elegies

Contributed by: Zaady

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