The Quote List

Quotes For All Occasions

Xenophon – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Xenophon

 

A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

– Xenophon


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.

– Xenophon


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.

– Xenophon


Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.

– Xenophon


Excess of grief for the dead is madness for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

– Xenophon