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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
Quote Left We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth. Quote Right

Quote Left Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift. Quote Right
Quote Left A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. Quote Right
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
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
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
Quote Left All men have need of the gods. Quote Right
Quote Left A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Quote Right
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
Quote Left There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. Homer (~700 BC), The Odyssey Quote Right
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
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
Quote Left There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men. Quote Right
Quote Left But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions. Quote Right
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
Quote Left Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen. Quote Right
Quote Left A young man is embarrassed to question an older one. Quote Right
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
Quote Left All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious. Quote Right
Quote Left The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name. Quote Right
Quote Left For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Quote Right
Quote Left But all is changed, that high horse riderless, Though mounted in that saddle Homer rode... Quote Right
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
Quote Left A companion's words of persuasion are effective. Quote Right
Quote Left The persuasion of a friend is a strong thing. Quote Right
Quote Left For rarely are sons similar to their fathers most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Quote Right
Quote Left The argument of Alcidamas: Everyone honours the wise. Thus the Parians have honoured Archilochus, in spite of his bitter tongue; the Chians Homer, though he was not their countryman; the Mytilenaeans Sappho, though she was a woman; the Lacedaemonians actually made Chilon a member of their senate, though they are the least literary of men; the inhabitants of Lampsacus gave public burial to Anaxagoras, though he was an alien, and honour him even to this day. Quote Right
Quote Left It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Quote Right
Quote Left Beer. Now there's a temporary solution Quote Right
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