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Homer (800 BC - 700 BC)
Greek epic poet [more author details]
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For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
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Homer, The Odyssey
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead.
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Homer, The Odyssey
It is equally wrong to speed a guest who does not want to go, and to keep one back who is eager. You ought to make welcome the present guest, and send forth the one who wishes to go.
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Homer, The Odyssey
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told.
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Homer, The Odyssey
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies.
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Homer, The Odyssey
May the gods grant you all things which your heart desires, and may they give you a husband and a home and gracious concord, for there is nothing greater and better than this -when a husband and wife keep a household in oneness of mind, a great woe to their enemies and joy to their friends, and win high renown.
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Homer, The Odyssey
Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength; but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them.
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Homer, The Odyssey
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.
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Homer, The Odyssey
The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men.
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Homer, The Odyssey
The minds of the everlasting gods are not changed suddenly.
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Homer, The Odyssey
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
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Homer, The Odyssey
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
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Homer, The Odyssey
There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder.
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Homer, The Odyssey
We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.
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Homer, The Odyssey
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him.
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Homer, The Odyssey
You ought not to practice childish ways, since you are no longer that age.
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Homer, The Odyssey

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