82+ Best Sappho Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Sappho was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre. In ancient times, Sappho was widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets and was given names such as the “Tenth Muse” and “The Poetess”. Profoundly inspirational Sappho quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Sappho Quotes

Someone will remember us I say even in another time. Sappho

You are, I think, an evening star, the fairest of all the stars. Sappho

You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us. Sappho

I have flown to you like a child to her mother. Sappho

Their heart grew cold they let their wings down. Sappho

And her light stretches over salt sea equally and flowerdeep fields. Sappho

There is no place for grief in a house which serves the muse. Sappho

When anger is flooding through your chest best to quiet your reckless barking tongue. Sappho

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

What farm girl dolled up in a farm dress captivates your wits not knowing how to pull her rags down to her ankles? Sappho

May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve. Sappho

Night, you who gather in your lovely lap. The things the shining dawn flung far and wide. The ewe lamb you bring back, the straying goat, The child you lead unto its mothers side. Sappho

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

When their souls grew cold they dropped their wings to their sides. Sappho

Stars veil their beauty soon. Beside the glorious moon. When her full silver light / Doth make the whole earth bright. Sappho

Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables. Sappho.

In pity and trembling old age now covers my flesh. Yet there is chasing and floating after a young woman. Pick up your lyre and sing to us of one with roses on her robe, especially wandering. Sappho

Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done. Sappho

When you lie dead no one will remember or long for you later. You do not share the roses of Pieria. Unseen here and in the house of Hades, flown away, you will flitter among dim corpses. Sappho

Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart. Sappho

Those lovely gifts of the fragrant-breasted Muses, girls, seek them eagerly in thrilling song of the lyre. Old age has grasped my earlier delicate skin and my black hair has become white, my spirit turned heavy, my knees no longer carry me nimble for dancing like a fawn. About these things I groan. What can I do? For a human not to grow old is impossible. They say Dawn, dazzled by love, took Tithonos in her rose arms to the utter end of the earth. Once beautiful and young, time seized him into gray old age, husband of a deathless wife. Sappho

From all the offspring of the earth and heaven love is the most precious. Sappho

Yet I love refinement and Eros has got me brightness and the beauty of the sun. Sappho

Love, like a mountain-wind upon an oak, falling upon me, shakes me leaf and bough. Sappho

Stand and face me, my love, and scatter the grace in your eyes. Sappho

Although they are only breath, words which I command are immortal. Sappho

Really, if you are my friend, chose a younger bed. I cannot bear to live with you when I am the older. Sappho

Frankly I wish I were dead. When she left, she wept. Sappho

Rebuff other ways as quickly as you can and you, Dika, with your soft hands take stems of lovely anise and loop them in your locks. The blessed Graces love to gaze at one in flowers but turn their backs on one whose hair is bare. Sappho

Now you are a broken seal. A scarlet stain upon the earth. Sappho

Really, if you are my friend, choose a younger bed. I can’t bear to live with you when I am the older one. Sappho

How often I lament these things. But what can you do? No being that is human can escape old age. Sappho

I groan much but to what end? Humans simply. Cannot be ageless like divinities. Sappho

You came and I was longing for you. You cooled a heart that burned with desire. Sappho

Sweet mother, now I cannot work the loom. Sleek Afroditi broke me with longing for a boy. Sappho

With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile like strikes me down. Sappho

Some honored me by giving me the secret of their Works. Sappho

You may blame Aphrodite, soft as she is, she has almost killed me with love for that boy. Sappho

I cannot imagine in the future any girl who looks on the light of the sun who will have your skill and wisdom. Sappho

When wrath runs rampage in your heart you must hold still that rambunctious tongue! Sappho

May you sleep on your tender girlfriend’s breasts. Sappho

The moon and the Pleiades have set, it is midnight, and the time is passing, but I sleep alone. Sappho

For my companions, now of these things I shall sing beautifully. Sappho

All the violet tiaras, braided rosebuds, dill, and crocus twined around your young neck. Sappho

Andromeda in a beautiful exchange, Psapfo, why ignore Afroditi rich in blessings?  Sappho

Virginity, virginity, when you leave me, where do you go? I am gone and never come back to you. I never return. Sappho

But you have forgotten me or you love some man more than me. Sappho

What I want to happen most of all in my crazy heart. Whom should I persuade now again to lead you back into her love? Who, O Sappho, is wronging you. Sappho

I want to say something to you but shame disarms me If you longed for the good or beautiful and your tongue were not concocting evil shame would not cover your eyes. Rather you would speak about the just. Sappho

I would rather see her lovely step and the motion of light on her face than chariots of Lydians. Sappho

My pain drips. May terrifying winds carry off him who blames me. Sappho

Myrrh and cassia and frankincense were mingled. And all the elder women shouted aloud and all the men cried out a lovely song. Sappho

For you Kleis I have no embroidered headband and no idea where to find one while the Mytilinian rules. These colorfully embroidered Headbands these things the children of the Kleanax. In exile memories terribly wasted away. Sappho

And her light stretches over salt sea equally and flower deep fields. And the beautiful dew is poured out and roses bloom and frail chervil and flowering sweetclover. Sappho

Come holy lyre speak to me and become a voice! Sappho

For her dress when you saw it stirred you. And I rejoice. Sappho

Sweet is the god but still I am in agony and far from my strength. Sappho

Wealth without virtue is no harmless neighbor but by mixing both you are on the peak of joy. Sappho

A handsome man guards his image a while a good man will one day take on beauty. Sappho

Virginity, virginity, where have you gone, leaving me abandoned? No longer will I come to you. No longer will I come. Sappho

Of course I am downcast and tremble with pity for my state when old age and wrinkles cover me. Sappho

It is not right in a house serving the Muses to have mourning. For us it is unbecoming. Sappho

Some say cavalry and others claim infantry or a fleet of long oars is the supreme sight on the black earth. Sappho

Yes, we did many things, then all Beautiful. Sappho

If you are my friend, stand up before me and scatter the grace that’s in your eyes. Sappho

You came and I went mad about you. You cooled my mind burning with longing. Sappho

Raise high the roof beam, carpenters. Like Ares comes the bridegroom, taller far than a tall man. Sappho

I would not think to touch the sky with two arms. Sappho

Kritan women once danced supplely around a beautiful altar with light feet, crushing the soft flowers of grass. Sappho

No honey for me, if it comes with a bee. Sappho

Earth is embroidered with rainbow-colored garlands. Sappho

I will let my body flow like water over the gentle cushions. Sappho

The moon has set and the Pleiades. Middle of the night, time spins away and I lie alone. Sappho

All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long. Sappho

A man who is beautiful is beautiful to see but a good man at once takes on beauty. Sappho

Death is an evil, the gods have judged, had it been good, they would die. Sappho

Eros loosener of limbs once again trembles me, a sweetbitter beast irrepressibly creeping in Sappho

You are, I think, an evening star, the fairest of all the stars. Sappho

Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the rose mankind will all agree. The rose the queen of flowers should be. Sappho

Wealth without real worthiness. Is no good for the neighbourhood. But their proper mixture. Is the summit of beatitude. Sappho