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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quotes: HOMER




“Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the
 earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.”
― Homer, The Odyssey


“How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!”
― Homer


“Even a fool learns something once it hits him.”
― Homer, Iliad


“…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.”
― Homer, The Iliad


“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”
― Homer, The Iliad


“For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”
― Homer, The Odyssey


“The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for.”
― Homer

“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
― Homer, The Odyssey


“Everything is more beautiful
because we’re doomed.
You will never be lovelier than you are now.
We will never be here again.”
― Homer, The Iliad

“I didn't lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!”
― Homer

“Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.”
― Homer, The Iliad







“Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!”
― Homer

“Even a fool learns something once it hits him.”
― Homer, Iliad

“…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.”
― Homer, The Iliad
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“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”
― Homer, The Iliad


“For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother”
― Homer, The Odyssey



“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for.”
― Homer

“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
― Homer, The Odyssey



“Everything is more beautiful
because we’re doomed.
You will never be lovelier than you are now.
We will never be here again.”
― Homer, The Iliad

“I didn't lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!”
― Homer

“Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.”
― Homer, The Iliad

“[I]t is the wine that leads me on,
the wild wine
that sets the wisest man to sing
at the top of his lungs,
laugh like a fool – it drives the
man to dancing... it even
tempts him to blurt out stories
better never told.”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“If you serve too many masters, you'll soon suffer.”
― Homer

“Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.”
― Homer, The Iliad

“Like the generations of leaves, the lives of mortal men. Now the wind scatters the old leaves across the earth, now the living timber bursts with the new buds and spring comes round again. And so with men: as one generation comes to life, another dies away.”
― Homer, The Iliad

“The journey is the thing.” 
― Homer

“Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone they say come all their miseries yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share.”
― Homer, The Odyssey


“Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.”
― Homer, The Iliad

“Life is largely a matter of expectation. ”
― Homer

“Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born.”
― Homer, The Iliad


“youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement.”
― Homer

“Each man delights in the work that suits him best.”
― Homer, The Odyssey



“There will be killing till the score is paid.”
― Homer, The Odyssey



“some things you will think of yourself,...some things God will put into your mind”
― Homer, The Odyssey


“Now from his breast into the eyes the ache
of longing mounted, and he wept at last,
his dear wife, clear and faithful, in his arms,
longed for as the sunwarmed earth is longed for by a swimmer
spent in rough water where his ship went down
under Poseidon's blows, gale winds and tons of sea.
Few men can keep alive through a big serf
to crawl, clotted with brine, on kindly beaches
in joy, in joy, knowing the abyss behind:
and so she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband,
her white arms round him pressed as though forever.”
― Homer, The Odyssey

“No one can hurry me down to Hades before my time, but if a man's hour is come, be he brave or be he coward, there is no escape for him when he has once been born.”
― Homer, The Iliad


“...like that star of the waning summer who beyond all stars rises bathed in the ocean stream to glitter in brilliance.”
― Homer, The Iliad



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