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.
Zoroaster BC 628?-551?, Persian Religious Leader-Founder of Zoroastrianism
When you doubt, abstain.
Doing good to others is not a duty, it is a joy, for it increases our own health and happiness.
Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul.
Citium Zeno 335?-264 B.C., Greek Philosopher
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.
Xenocrates of Chalcedon 396-314 B.C., Greek Philosopher
I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
Silence is the sanctuary of the prudent, it conceals not only secrets but also imperfections.
If you wish to strengthen a lie, mix a little truth in with it.
Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
Vegetius fl. C. 375, Roman Writer
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.