Q – Homer

Homer born around 8th century BC was an ancient Greek poet, best known for writing ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’. Even today, these still have an influence on Western civilization.

 

‘There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends’

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‘There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep’

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‘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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‘In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare’

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‘Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid’

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‘The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for’

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‘The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others’

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‘Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this’

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‘A small rock holds back a great wave’

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‘Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war’

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‘A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother’

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‘Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe’

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‘Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired’

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‘A young man is embarrassed to question an older one’

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‘A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king’

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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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‘Hunger is insolent, and will be fed’

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‘Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man’

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‘Even a fool learns something once it hits him’

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‘Be strong, sayeth my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this’

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