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 quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
"Everything that is hard to attain is easily assailed by the generality of men."
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"The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth."
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"As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul."
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"There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or by pleasure and pain."
"I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods."