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.
Pythagors (582 BC ~ 497 BC ) Greek Mathematician
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
Do not eat your heart.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
The oldest, shortest words - "yes' and "no" - are those which require the most thought.
Virtue is harmony.