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.
Terence 185 BC - 159 BC
I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.
I am a man: I hold that nothing human is alien to me.
I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself.
Nothing is said that has not been said before.
So many men so many questions.
That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it.
Their silence is sufficient praise.
There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong appear right.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
Too much liberty corrupts us all.
What is done let us leave alone.
While there's life, there's hope.
Charity begins at home.
Moderation in all things.
I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.
In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before.
Fortune helps the brave.
As a person is so must you humor them.
He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
How often events, by chance, and unexpectedly, came to pass, which you had not dared even to hope for!
How often things occur by mere chance which we dared not even hope for.
How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.
I am human and let nothing human be alien to me.
I believe because it is impossible.
I do not give money for just mere hopes.
I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad.
Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
Their silence is praise enough.
They are so knowing, that they know nothing.
We are all of us the worse for too much liberty.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
Where there's life, there's hope.
While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.
You believe easily that which you hope for earnestly.
You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.
You're a wise person if you can easily direct your attention to what ever needs it.
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