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My favourite Greek proverbs

There are many Greek proverbs which I identify with, and in particular those of the Ancient Greek poet Sappho (640-548 BC), born on the Greek island of Lesbos. Some believe she was one of the first female poets in the world.

A handsome man is handsome so long as he stands before you, but a kind man remains comely later and forever. 

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.

(Source: nellymazloummadri.org.gr)

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