93 Greek Proverbs And Sayings To Make You Wiser.

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Looking for Greek proverbs on life and wisdom? Here are Greek proverbs and Greek sayings from ancient Greece to help you live wisely. May the Greek proverbs and Greek sayings below make you wise like the ancient Grecians.

93 Ancient Greek Sayings

1.  If you don’t have brains, you follow the same route twice. Greek Proverb.

2. He was born without pants and is ashamed to be dressed. Greek Proverb.

3. Young wood makes a hot fire. Greek Proverb.

4. Better a drop of wisdom than an ocean of gold. Greek Proverb.

5. Age brings experience and good mind wisdom. Greek Proverb.

6. A truth spoken before its time is dangerous. Greek Proverb.

7. A miser is ever in want. Greek Proverb.

8. Everything in moderation. Greek Proverb.

9. The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones. Greek Proverb.

10. Even a foeman may learn wisdom. Greek Proverb.

11. I am coming from town and on the mountain top. Greek Proverb.

12. The cloak comes from the state. Greek Proverb.

13. Mary was fond of dancing and got a fiddler for her husband. Greek Proverb.

14. Love your friend with his foible. Greek Proverb.

15. First, secure an independent income, then practise virtue. Greek Proverb.

16. To have five drachmas in the hand than 10 drachmas on paper. Greek Proverb.

17. A thousand men cannot undress a naked man. Greek Proverb.

18. An enemy’s presence is no favour. Greek Proverb.

19. The Eagle catches no flies. Greek Proverb.

20. The disgrace of the city is the fault of its citizens. Greek Proverb.

21. Unfading are the gardens of kindness. Greek Proverb.

22. A heart that loves is always young. Greek Proverb.

23. It’s better to tie your donkey than to go searching for it afterwards. Greek Proverb.

24. A dove has no place amongst the cows. Greek Proverb.

25. Act quickly, think slowly. Greek Proverb.

26. If you desire peace, be ever prepared for war. Greek Proverb.

27. A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes. Greek Proverb.

28. A miser and a liar bargain quickly. Greek Proverb.

29. He says one thing and does another. Greek Proverb.

30. The eyes of the Hare are one thing and the eyes of an Owl are another. Greek Proverb.

31. The one love the priest, the other loves the priestess. Greek Proverb.

32. The one who kindles fire, the other blows it. Greek Proverb.

33. If you cannot catch a fish, do not blame the sea. Greek Proverb.

34. The misfortunes of the first ones, a bride for the second ones. Greek Proverb.

35. From the devil’s farm, nether kids nor lambs. Greek Proverb.

36. It is necessary to risk something. Greek Proverb.

37. The mills of the gods’ grind slowly but they grind exceedingly small. Greek Proverb.

38. When the devil grows poor, he becomes the tax collector. Greek Proverb.

39. One minute of patience; ten years of peace. Greek Proverb.

40. Either remain silent or say things which improves the silence. Greek Proverb.

41. The right answer to a fool is silence. Greek Proverb.

42. It’s better to have five in your hands than ten lurking elsewhere. Greek Proverb.

43. For the enemy that leaves, build a golden bridge. Greek Proverb.

44. One grape and another gulp. Greek Proverb.

45. To see is one thing, to hear is another. Greek Proverb.

46. Suffering is the best known to those who feel them. Greek Proverb.

47. The hen cackles in one place and lays eggs in another. Greek Proverb.

48. The healer of others is himself full of wounds. Greek Proverb.

49. Ravelled yarn makes ill- woven clothes. Greek Proverb.

50. If it rains, there is mud. Greek Proverb.

51. If there is none fresh, let us have salted. Greek Proverb.

52. He who doesn’t have a brain by 20, shouldn’t expect one at 30. Greek Proverb.

53. Death is never at a loss for occasions. Greek Proverb.

54. Grey hair is a sign of age, not wisdom. Greek Proverb.

55. Nothing bad without something good. Greek Proverb.

56. Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect. Greek Proverb.

57. It is not what they profess but what they practice that makes them good. Greek Proverb.

58. If I tell my complaint, I disclose my shame. Greek Proverb.

59. If I had cheeses, I would not ask anything else to eat along with my bread. Greek Proverb.

60. If our grandmothers were masculine, we would call them grandfather. Greek Proverb.

61. If the Wolf dreaded rain, he would wear a cloak. Greek Proverb.

62. Where the wind gathers, the devil scatters. Greek Proverb.

63. If God would listen to the crows, not a quadrupled would be left on earth. Greek Proverb.

64. Man the wolf of man. Greek Proverb.

65. If wishes were granted, even the beggar would become rich. Greek Proverb.

66. Man has many projects but God cuts them short. Greek Proverb.

67. If you join the dance circle, you must dance. Greek Proverb.

68. Great minds think alike. Greek Proverb.

69. We became grave diggers but nobody dies anymore. Greek Proverb.

70.Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness. Greek Proverb.

71. Whatever is good to know, is difficult to learn. Greek Proverb.

72. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. Greek Proverb.

73. Learn to walk before you run. Greek Proverb.

74. He that cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. Greek Proverb.

75. For the nail. He lost the horse shoe. Greek Proverb.

76. Either dance well or quit the ballroom. Greek Proverb.

77. The entreaties of a man resemble a statue work. Greek Proverb.

78. The purse of the dead is turned inside out. Greek Proverb.

79. If you strike and hurt me, at least I may curse you. Greek Proverb.

80. If he asks you for more wine, give him a blow. Greek Proverb.

81. If I am in fault let my husband burst and if the fault is his let himself burst. Greek Proverb.

82. If you encourage him, he will stick to your back. Greek Proverb.

83. The old hen is worth forty chickens. Greek Proverb.

84. The beginning is half of every action. Greek Proverb.

85. When the fox is hungry, he feigns sickness. Greek Proverb.

86. The best fish hook cannot catch limp cheese. Greek Proverb.

87. A grudge held is a mind imprisoned. Greek Proverb.

88. Kindness begets kindness. Greek Proverb.

89. When God throws the dice, they are loaded. Greek Proverb.

90. Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill. Greek Proverb.

91. One may be worth a hundred and a hundred not worth one. Greek Proverb.

92. The quality is not in the quantity but the quantity is in the quality. Greek Proverb.

93. From the love of my beau, I did not observe whether he had a beard. Greek Proverb.

Conclusion. 

These are all the 93 ancient Greek proverbs I had to share with you and I hope you have the nuggets of wisdom these Greek sayings had to offer to you in this post. Peace.

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