Zeus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old zeus quotes, zeus sayings, and zeus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Zeus, the father of the Olympic Gods, turned mid-day into night, hiding the light of the dazzling Sun; and sore fear came upon men     

Archilochus

According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.

Plato

Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.

Aristophanes

Zeus detests above all the boasts of a proud tongue.

Sophocles

Zeus hates busybodies and those who do too much.     

Euripides

The will was of Zeus, the hand of Hephaestus.     

Aeschylus

Chorus: Zeus, who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.     

Aeschylus

Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?

Aeschylus

The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.     

Sophocles

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.

Hesiod

Zeus does not bring all men's plans to fulfillment.     

Homer

Nothing can be sworn impossible since Zeus made night during mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun.     

Archilochus

ZEUS /n./ The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog.     

Ambrose Bierce

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