Quotes from Ancient Times
What the rich and famous and wise said
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Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Titus Maccius Plautus BC 254-184, Roman Comic Poet
This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
Laws are subordinate to custom.
He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
Ones oldest friend is the best.
What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
It is easy to rule over the good.
No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.
The day, water, sun, moon, night -- I do not have to purchase these things with money.
He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.
Where there are friends there is wealth.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.
For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.