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.
Thucydides BC 460-400, Greek Historian of Athens
The secret of freedom, courage.
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
Tertullian 160-240, Roman Christian Author and Polemicist
You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave.
Discipline is an index to doctrine.
Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Themistocles 528-462 B.C. Greek Statesman, Soldier
The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you.
I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.
Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.
Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.
Tibetan c. 780 AD, Tibetan Buddhist Esoteric Doctrine
At the moment of death there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. Terrified, you will flee from the radiance. Try to submerge it is an obstacle blocking the path of liberation. yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego. Recognize that the boundless light of this true reality is your own true self, and you shall be saved!
Timaeus of Locris
God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.