- In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.
- Men keep agreements when it is to the advantage of neither to break them.
- Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
- Speech is the mirror of action.
- Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.
- Clear your mind of can’t.
- I grow old ever learning many things.
- Seek to learn constantly while you live; do not wait in the faith that old age by itself will bring wisdom.
- Purse worthy aims.
- Learn to obey before you command.
Solon (Greek lawgiver and politician, born c. 630 bce – died c. 560 bce)
An Athenian statesman known as one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He ended exclusive aristocratic control of the government, substituted a system of control by the wealthy, and introduced a new and more humane law code. He was also a noted poet.
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