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Homer (800 BC - 700 BC)
Greek epic poet [more author details]
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He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray.
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Homer, The Iliad
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown.
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Homer, The Iliad
If you are very valiant, it is a god, I think, who gave you this gift.
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Homer, The Iliad
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.
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Homer, The Iliad
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.
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Homer, The Iliad
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.
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Homer, The Iliad
It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long.
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Homer, The Iliad
Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish.
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Homer, The Iliad
Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.
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Homer, The Iliad
Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.
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Homer, The Iliad
The fates have given mankind a patient soul.
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Homer, The Iliad
The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside.
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Homer, The Iliad
The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council.
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Homer, The Iliad
The single best augury is to fight for one's country.
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Homer, The Iliad
There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.
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Homer, The Iliad
There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men.
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Homer, The Iliad
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.
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Homer, The Iliad
Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.
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Homer, The Iliad
You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind.
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Homer, The Iliad
Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after.
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Homer, The Iliad
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