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.
Solomon 10th B.C. King of Israel
Riches are a stronghold in the imagination of a rich man.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
Sappho fl. BC 600-, Greek Lyric Poet
Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.
What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
Death must be an Evil - and the gods agree; for why else would they live for ever?
Solon 636?-558? B.C., Greek Statesman
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
I grow old learning something new every day.
Speech is the mirror of action.
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
He who drinks a glass a day shall live to die another way.
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Men of real merit, whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge are not yet to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.
My destination is at a place where my late-friends and relatives are waiting for me to arrive.
Inconsistency is a part of life, consistency is a part of .
A in a mans life is a state of mind, it keeps changing.
The journey begins, where your imagination ends.