- Notable Xenophon Quotes Index -
Born: 430 BC, Classical Athens
Birth Country: Classical Athens
Died: Classical Athens, 354 AD
A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
Quotes by Xenophon