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.
Herodotus BC 484-425, Greek Historian
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
The destiny of man is in his own soul
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. [The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service]
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
In soft regions are born soft men.
The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.