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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.

Laertius Diogenes 3rd Century AD, Greek Philosopher, Writer,

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

All things are in common among friends.

He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.

Dionysius of Halicarnassus ?20 B.C., Greek Historian

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.

Laertius Diogenes 3rd Century AD, Greek Philosopher, Writer,

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

All things are in common among friends.

He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.

I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.

Demosthenes c.383-322 BC, Greek Orator

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.

What we wish, that we readily believe.

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.

No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.

Dhammapada BC 300-, Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorism

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.

In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace.

The traveler has reached the end of the journey! In the freedom of the infinite he is free from all sorrows, the fetters that bound him are thrown away, and the burning fever of life is no more.

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.

Those who have high thoughts are ever striving; they are not happy to remain in the same place. Like swans that leave their lake and rise into the air, they leave their home and fly for a higher home.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, What good will they do you if you do not act upon them?

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love - this is an old rule

Democritus c.460-370 BC, Greek Philosopher

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.

Diogenes of Sinope c.410-320 BC, Cynic Philosopher

No man is hurt but by himself

Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.

Modesty is the color of virtue.

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.

Donatus

Perish those who said our good things before we did.

Dionysius The Areopagite

Evil does not exist at all....Evil in its nature is neither a thing nor does it bring anything forth...All things which are, by the very fact that they are, are good and come from good; but insofar as they are deprived of good, they are neither good nor do they exist.

The Dhammapada

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love - this is an old rule

Dandemis

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.

Deuteronomy

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid... for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Delsarte

The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.

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