Famous Pericles Quotes

  • [F]or grief is felt not so much for the want of what we have never known, as for the loss of that to which we have been long accustomed. – Pericles

    [F]or grief is felt not so much for the want of what we have never known, as for the loss of that to which we have been long accustomed.– Pericles

  • Wait for that wisest of all counselores, Time. – Pericles

    Wait for that wisest of all counselores, Time.– Pericles

  • Make up your minds that happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous. – Pericles

    Make up your minds that happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.– Pericles

  • Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.  – Pericles

    Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. – Pericles

  • Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. – Pericles

    Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.– Pericles