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Quote of Pindar - Become such as you are, having...

Biography - Pindar:

Ancient Greek lyric poet. (*Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -552 - Died: -543
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: Greece

Become such as you are, having learned what that is.



Other versions:
"Be what you know you are."
"Having learned, become who you are."

Source: Pythian Odes

Become such as you are, having learned what that is.



(French, German, Italian)

Deviens ce que tu es, quand tu l'auras appris.

Werde welcher du bist erfahren.

Diventa ciò che sei, avendolo appreso.

See also 

See also...

Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be; and then go ahead with what you are doing.

Become who you are!

I went in search of myself.

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better.

Quotes for: to be


Quotes for "to be" or about being:

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.

I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness.

I think, therefore I am.

Language is the house of the truth of Being.


Pindar also said...

Silence is often the truest wisdom.
Pindar - 

War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

Pindar - 

Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.

Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.

Men are the dreams of a shadow.
Pindar - 

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.

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