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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.

Dionysius Periegetes ( ~ 7 BC ), Greek scholar
History is philosophy teaching by example.

"History is philosophy teaching by examples."

"Quoting Thucydides: "The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples."

"History is philosophy teaching by example."

Let nothing pass which will advantage you; Hairy in front, Occasion's bald behind. [Lat., Rem tibi quam nosces aptam dimittere noli; Fronte capillata, post est occasio calva.]

Patiently bear the burden of poverty. [Lat., Paupertatis onus patienter ferre memento.]

The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples.

Dionysius of Halicarnassus ( 69-53BC ~ 7 BC.) Greek rhetorician and historian

History is philosophy learned from examples.

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

“When Aristotle was asked how much the educated men were superior to the uneducated, he replied, “As much as the living are to the dead.”

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

"A good government produces citizens distinguished for courage, love of justice, and every other good quality; a bad government makes them cowardly, rapacious, and the slave of every foul desire."

Dionysius of Heraclea, (fl. 400 BC), Italian Stoic philosopher

The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples.

Dionysius of Chalcus (fl. c. 444 BC) Greek poet and orator

I wish I might a rose-bud grow
  And thou wouldst cull me from the bower.
  To place me on that breast of snow
  Where I should bloom a wintry flower.
   - [Roses]

I wish I were the lily's leaf
   To fade upon that bosom warm,
   Content to wither, pale and brief,
   The trophy of thy paler form.
   - [Lilies]

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