Timeless Wisdom: Famous Quotes From Ancient Poets


Seize the day, put no
trust in the morrow.
~Horace
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We are twice armed
if we fight with faith.
~Plato
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Be brave, and rise superior to
your sorrows, and maintain a
spirit that cannot be broken.
~Ovid
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First say what you would be,
then do what you have to do.
~Epictetus
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Let him that would move
the world, first move himself.
~Socrates
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We become brave
by doing brave acts.
~Aristotle
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The lively power of his mind prevailed
and forth he marched far beyond the
heavens as he traversed the immeasurable
universe in thought and imagination.
~Lucretius
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The hour is ripe and
yonder lies the way.
~Virgil
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The mind contains all possibilities.
~Guatama Buddha
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It is the character of a brave and
resolute man not to ruffled by
adversity and not to desert his post.
~Cicero
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Be still my heart, thou hast
known worse than this.
~Homer
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As within, so without.
~Hermessianex
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Begin your work!
~Ausonius
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Who can tell what
is good or bad luck?
~Zen Saying
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They are able because
they think they are able.
~Virgil
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Our plans miscarry because they
have no aim. When a man does
not know what harbor he is making
for, no wind is the right wind.
~Seneca
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Great is the height I must scale, but
the prospect of glory gives me strength.
~Propertius
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But this I say, brethren,
the time is short.
~I Corinthians 7:29
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Fortune and love
befriend the bold.
~Ovid
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Let us go singing as far as we go:
the road will be less tedious.
~Virgil
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Learn what you are,
and be such.
~Pindar
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Adversity has the effect of eliciting
talents, which in prosperous circumstances
would have lain dormant.
~Homer
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In great attempts it
is glorious even to fail.
~Longinus
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Our life is what
our thoughts make it.
~Marcus Aurelius
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All that we are is the result of what we
have thought. The mind is everything.
What we think, we become.
~Guatama Buddha
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Enjoy yourself!
It is later than you think.
~Socrates
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Men are disturbed not by the things
that happen, but by their opinions
of the things that happen.
~Epictetus
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It is a rough road that leads to
the heights of greatness.
~Seneca
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How oft the darkest hour of ill
breaks brightest into dawn.
~Euripides
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We will either find a way
or make one.
~Hannibal
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Man becomes that of which he thinks.
~Upanishads
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No one was ever great without
some portion of divine inspiration.
~Cicero
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It is the chiefest point of happiness
that a man is willing to be what he is.
~Desiderius Erasmus
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Look to this day! For it is life,
the very life of life.
~Sanskrit Prayer
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Ask not what tomorrow may bring,
but count as blessing every
day that Fate allows you.
~Horace
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Time and tide wait for no man.
~Geoffrey Chaucer
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A happy life is one which is in
accordance with its own nature.
~Seneca
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Gladly accept the gifts
of the present hour.
~Horace
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The happiness of your life depends
on the quality of your thoughts.
~Marcus Aurelius
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The good and wise
lead quiet lives.
~Euripides
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Live so that you are at ease, in
harmony with the world, and full of joy.
~Confucius
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Those who follow that part of themselves
which is great are great; Those who
follow that part which is little are little.
~Mencius
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Eternity itself cannot restore
the loss struck from the minute.
~Ancient Poet
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A warrior must only take care
that his spirit is never broken.
~Shissai
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This brilliant courage that in you we see
Will master all if you its master be.
~Voltaire
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Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life...
~Psalm 23:6
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Remember this, that very little
is needed to make a happy life.
~Marcus Aurelius
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The most manifest sign of wisdom
is continued cheerfulness.
~Montaigne
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An act of goodness surpasses
a thousand prayers.
~Sa'di
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Adversity has the effect of eliciting 
talents, which in prosperous circumstances
would have lain dormant.
~Homer
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It is the character of a brave and
resolute man not to ruffled by
adversity and not to desert his post.
~Cicero
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Begin, be bold, and
venture to be wise.
~Horace
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The journey of a thousand miles
begins with one step.
~Lao-Tzu
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Slight not what's near
while aiming at what's far.
~Euripides
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Delay not to seize the hour!
~Aeschylus
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The desire for safety stands against
every great and noble enterprise.
~Tacitus
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The bravest are surely those who
have the clearest vision of what is before
them, glory and danger alike, and yet
not withstanding, go out to meet it.
~Thucydides
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In great attempts it
is glorious even to fail.
~Longinus
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This is the place. This is the time.
There is no other.
~Kirvan
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They are able because
they think they are able.
~Virgil
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For whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
~Galatians 6:7
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He who would arrive at the appointed 
end must follow a single road and not
wander through many ways.
~Seneca
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Learn what you are, and be such.
~Pindar
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Every thought that you send out is
a vibration which never perishes.
It goes on vibrating every particle of
the universe; and if your thoughts are
noble, holy, and forcible, they set in
vibration every sympathetic mind.
~Swami Sivananda
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No barriers, no masses of matter,
however enormous, can withstand the
powers of the mind. The remotest
corners yield to them: all things succumb,
the very heaven itself is laid open.
~Manlius
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