greek sage

Advice from a Sage

Thales of Miletus, fr. iii.200 Bergk (= Diog. Laert. 1.35)

A multitude of words never produces
Any sensible opinion.
Hunt down one thing: the wise;
Choose just one thing: the noble-
For thus you will plug up the tongues
Of chattering men, which never stop wagging.

οὔ τι τὰ πολλὰ ἔπη φρονίμην ἀπεφήνατο δόξαν·
ἕν τι μάτευε σοφόν,
ἕν τι κεδνὸν αἱροῦ·
βύσεις γὰρ ἀνδρῶν κωτίλων 
γλώσσας ἀπεραντολόγους.

Wisdom, Robert Lewis Reid, 1896

“Christianity’s mortal enemies are power in character, spirit, and taste, classical happiness of noble levity and skepticism, the eccentric intemperance and cool self-sufficiency of the sage, and Greek refinement in gesture, word, and form.”

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §195 (edited excerpt).

anonymous asked:

Sage: Greek god/goddess you relate most to?

I connect most deeply with Athena. I’ve always believed wisdom is a cornerstone of what makes good character. I prefer solitude (and love owls.)  And I’ve been told of my intimidating nature, but have been praised for my leadership. Athena truly embodies these traits. 

PS: She’s a total badass and I just love her. Always have.

TERRIBLE TUDORS
GOURGEOUS GEORGIANS
SLIMY STUARTS
VILE VICTORIANS
WOEFUL WARS
FEROCIOUS FIGHTS
DINGY CASTLES
DARING KNIGHTS

HORRORS THAT DEFY DESCRIPTION
CUTTHROAT CELTS
AWFUL EGYPTIANS
VICIOUS VIKINGS
CRUEL CRIMES
PUNISHMENTS FROM ANCIENT TIMES

ROMANS ROTTEN RANK AND RUTHLESS
CAVEMEN SAVAGE FIERCE AND TOOTHLESS
GROOVY GREEKS
BRAINY SAGES
MEAN AND MEASLY MIDDLE AGES

GORY STORIES WE DO THAT
AND YOUR HOST A TALKING RAT
THE PAST IS NO LONGER A MYSTERY
WELCOME TO

HOOOOOORRIBLE HISTOOOOOOORIES.

edgystrawberry  asked:

Honeydew and sage😊

Honeydew: MBTI? I’m an INTP, which is fun sometimes, but I lowkey hate it. It’s rather accurate though.
Sage: Greek god/goddess you relate most to? Demeter is my aesthetic, and Athena is my personality.
Thank you for the asks dear! 🍓🍓

lesbianrosewater  asked:

sorry im late!! but rosemary rue and sage if youre still doing them :^))

thank u el :-) 

rosemary: what cartoons did you grow up with?

we’ve never had cable, so i used to watch a lot of pbs kids shows!! like cyberchase and arthur and even martha speaks. i still watch them if they’re on lol

rue: forest or field?

generally i like a good forest, i love trees and the shade and the sun and the natural shelter of a forest. it just feels right to be in a forest. fields are fun because you can run around but there’s no competing with a nice wood (do not make a dick joke djflkdsjf)

sage: greek god/goddess you relate most to?

hum i’m not sure!! i’m not going to lie and tell you i didn’t grow up on percy jackson. i totally did and all my opinions of the gods are super biased towards rick’s writing of them. a bit of artemis because she’s a huge lesbian, but maybe more demeter because i have mood swings and i like to make things grow (not that im good at it, hence my failed garden last summer but at least i got some really good broccoli from it)

ask me a plant question

seolhey  asked:

for the plant ask thing: sage and verbena! :)

sage: greek god/goddess you relate most to / artemis because of the whole renouncing sex thing and running around with Gal Pals and a bow and arrow. hit me with that gay shit

verbena: playlist for your life /

  • a better son/daughter by rilo kiley
  • alexithymia by anberlin
  • between the bars by elliott smith
  • camisado by panic! at the disco
  • here comes a thought from steven universe
  • i wanna get better by the bleachers
  • king by lauren aquilina
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>psychic:</b> *reads my mind*<p/><b>my mind:</b> Terrible Tudors, gorgeous Georgians, slimy Stuarts, vile Victorians, woeful wars, ferocious fights, dingy castles, daring knights! Horrors that defy description, cut-throat Celts, awful Egyptians, vicious Vikings, cruel crimes, punishments from ancient times! Romans; rotten, rank and ruthless, cavemen; savage, fierce, and toothless, groovy Greeks, brainy sages, mean and measly middle ages! Gory stories we do that, and your host a talking rat! The past is no longer a mystery, welcome to... HOR-RIBLE HIST-OR-IES!!!!<p/><b>psychic:</b> what the fuck<p/></p><p/></p>
Classics be like
  • Classics: Caesar was so cool! Augustus amazingroll!
  • Classics: Roman Empire was fantastic expanding boarders and taking over territory!
  • Classics: Xerxes is pure evil. :))))))
  • Classics: Him and the horrible evil bad Persian empire fought against freedoms :)))))))))))
  • Classics: -sagely- The Greeks were great liberators especially those liberating Athenians fighting against those evil Persians
  • Me: -squints in suspicious confusion-