Xenophon was a Greek historian, philosopher, mercenary, and a disciple of Socrates. He is known for recording historical data during 5th and 4th century BC. He documented historical facts of his era. Xenophon’s most popular work has to be Hellenica which covered the continuation of the history of Peloponnecian war. His other works include Anabasis, Cyropaedia and Agesilaus. His work in Anabasis describes the proximity of Xenophon and Socrates. Even though he was born in Athens, he was closely associated with the arch rival city-state of Sparta. Along with his prolific work as a historian, Xenophon had major interest in politics. Even though there is no clear evidence about his opposition to democracy, he preferred aristocracy over it. His work ‘Cyropaedia’ clearly supports pro-oligarchic polity. This documentation also expresses his high regards for the first Persian emperor Cyrus the Great. He believed that it was the virtue and leadership qualities of the man which held the vast Persian Empire together. This was the main reason why he was accused of treason and subjected to exile by the Athenians. We have collected his quotes and thoughts from his books, and observations about politics, society etc. Let us go through these quotes from the great Greek historian.