Antiquity Quotes

Names from Antiquity
Homer Print Gallery
To be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds. Homer
Victory shifts from man to man. Homer
Men flourish only for a moment. Homer
Diogenes Print Gallery
I am looking for an honest man. Diogenes
Stand a little out of my sun. [When asked by Alexander if he wanted anything] Diogenes
Virgil Print Gallery
We are not capable of everything. Virgil
If I cannot bend Heaven, I will move Hell. Virgil
Love conquers all things. Virgil
Time is flying, never to return. Virgil
Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly. Virgil
Each of us bears his own hell. Virgil
Fortune favors the brave. Virgil
Death twitches my ear. “Live”, he says: “I am coming”. Virgil
Not every soil bears all things. Virgil
Horace Print Gallery
Seize the Day! Put no trust in tomorrow. Horace
That man is free who is self-reliant, who masters his passions; who fears neither poverty nor death nor prison; who resists his appetite and despises worldly ambition. Horace
Pericles Print Gallery
Wait for the wisest of all counselors: Time. Pericles
It is from the greatest danger that the greatest glory will be won. Pericles
Herodotus Print Gallery
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what may happen. Herodotus
Aristotle Print Gallery
The high minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them. Aristotle
At his best man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst. Aristotle
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
Leonidas Print Gallery
Molon Labe! [Come and get them!] The reply to the Persians from the Spartan King at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.) following a demand from the Persians to surrender their weapons. Even though the Spartans were outnumbered 2,000,000 to 300, the Spartans held the pass at Thermopylae for seven days against the invading Persian armies. Leonidas
Stranger, Tell the Spartans we lie here in obedience to their laws.
Saying from the monument at Thermopylae.The laws of Sparta required that Spartans not retreat in battle. Even though the Spartans were outnumbered 2,000,000 to 300, the Spartans held the pass at Thermopylae for seven days against the invading Persian armies.
Leonidas
Spartans do not ask how many the enemy are, but where they are. Leonidas
Plato Print Gallery
Friends have all things in common. Plato
The life which is unexamined is not worth living. Plato
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
No human thing is of serious importance. Plato
You cannot conceive the many without the one. Plato
Wise men speak to have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato
Hippocrates Print Gallery
There are only two things: science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates
Cicero Print Gallery
There is no quality I would rather have, and be thought to have, than gratitude. Cicero
We were born to unite with our fellowmen, and to join in community with the human race. Cicero
Leisure with dignity. Cicero
What is more agreeable than one’s own home? Cicero
The people’s good is the highest law. Cicero
A friend is, as it were, a second self. Cicero
Alexander the Great Print Gallery
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. Alexander the Great
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great
Confucius Print Gallery
Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. Confucius
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Confucius
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
The superior man is aware of righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage. Confucius
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
Marcus Aurelius Print Gallery
Confine yourself to the present. Marcus Aurelius
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. Marcus Aurelius
Augustus Print Gallery
Well done is quickly done. Augustus
Socrates Print Gallery
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates
Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates
Be as you wish to be seen. Socrates
He is the richest who is content with the least. Socrates
Genghis Khan Print Gallery
There is no good in anything until it is finished. Genghis Khan
If you’re afraid – don’t do it, if you’re doing it – don’t be afraid. Genghis Khan
If you can’t swallow your pride, you can’t lead. Genghis Khan
No friend is better than your own wise heart. Genghis Khan
Euclid Print Gallery
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. Euclid
Julius Caesar Print Gallery
Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar
It is better to create than to learn. Julius Caesar
Cowards die many times before their actual deaths. Julius Caesar
The die is cast. Julius Caesar
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also. Julius Caesar