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Homer (800 BC - 700 BC)
Greek epic poet [more author details]
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Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy.
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Homer
I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.
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Homer
It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.
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Homer
A companion's words of persuasion are effective.
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Homer, The Iliad
A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities.
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Homer, The Iliad
A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases.
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Homer, The Iliad
A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king.
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Homer, The Iliad
Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man; the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.
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Homer, The Iliad
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
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Homer, The Iliad
He knew the things that were and the things that would be and the things that had been before.
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Homer, The Iliad
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
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