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Quotes from Ancient Times
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quote.s It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Antisthenes 388-311 BC, Greek Dramatis

We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.

Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

Serve your enemies for they first find out your faults

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Decimus Magnus Ausonius 310-395, Latin Poet

Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.

Archimedes c. 287-212 BC, Greek Mathematician

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.

Eureka! I've got it.

Marcus Antonius c.83-30 BC, Roman Triumvir, Related to Julius Caesar

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man--yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.

Opinion is the main thing which does harm or good in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us.

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
Apocrypha

The curiosity to know things has been given to man as a scourge.

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

Seek not the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are beyond thy strength.

Anatole

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

Marcus Aurelias

Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them

Athenæus

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.

For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.

For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own

Asoka ?-238 B.C., Buddhist Emperor of India

I have enforced the law against killing certain animals and many others, but the greatest progress of righteousness among men comes from the exhortation in favor of non-injury to life and abstention from killing living beings.

Ancient Persian Saying

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

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