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Homer

Homer Poems, Quotes, and Biography. Featuring poetry related information and works by Homer. This Homer page includes links to Homer works and information about Homer.

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Ancient Greek Epic Poet of the Odyssey and Iliad.

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Quote Left Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift. Quote Right
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Quote Left A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. Quote Right
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Quote Left All men have need of the gods. Quote Right
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Quote Left Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. Quote Right
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Quote Left Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards. Quote Right
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Quote Left The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. Quote Right
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Quote Left We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men. Quote Right
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Quote Left A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Quote Right
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Quote Left A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength; but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them. Quote Right
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Quote Left May the gods grant you all things which your heart desires, and may they give you a husband and a home and gracious concord, for there is nothing greater and better than this -when a husband and wife keep a household in oneness of mind, a great woe to their enemies and joy to their friends, and win high renown. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen. Quote Right
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Quote Left All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious. Quote Right
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Quote Left A young man is embarrassed to question an older one. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. Homer (~700 BC), The Odyssey Quote Right
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Quote Left For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Quote Right
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Quote Left Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. Quote Right
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Quote Left But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions. Quote Right
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Quote Left In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men. Quote Right
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Quote Left At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid. Quote Right
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Quote Left A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities. Quote Right
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Quote Left A companion's words of persuasion are effective. Quote Right
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Quote Left The persuasion of a friend is a strong thing. Quote Right
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Quote Left For rarely are sons similar to their fathers most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Quote Right
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