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Charles Peguy Quotes and Sayings

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Homer is new this morning, and perhaps nothing is as
old as today's newspaper.
- Charles Peguy

Love is rarer than genius itself.
And friendship is rarer than love.
- Charles Peguy

Any father whose son raises his hand against him is
guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.
- Charles Peguy

A word is not the same with one writer as with another.
One tears it from his guts.
The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.
- Charles Peguy

 

We must always tell what we see.
Above all, and this is more difficult,
we must always see what we see.
- Charles Peguy

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the
truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
- Charles Peguy

Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
- Charles Peguy

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Freedom is a system based on courage.
- Charles Peguy

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
- Charles Peguy

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the
art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or,
if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
- Aldous Huxley

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle

I was apprehensive about bringing off this Homer.
- Peter O'Toole

I wouldn't want to be in a Lisa episode.
They're kind of boring.
Maybe a Homer one would be better.
- Meg White

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
- Homer

The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs
in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard,
as the songs of Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I sound like Homer.
I mean Winslow Homer.
- Charles Olson

Scientific man is already on the moon,
and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I had some friends here from North Carolina who'd never seen a homer,
so I gave them a couple.
- Catfish Hunter

I've never heard a crowd boo a homer,
but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
- George Herman

I would then go on to say that Homer,
as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Since the time of Homer every European,
in what he could say about the Orient,
was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.
- Edward Said

To my sick little pal.
I will try to knock you another homer,
maybe two today.
- George Herman

One should indeed read Pope with his notes available,
in the Twickenham edition possibly, to see what a vast
amount he did understand about Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman,
had it not been for Homer?
- Samuel Richardson

There are certain authors that do not turn students on;
it is the truth.
Homer happens to be one of them.
- William Scott

If I were actually Homer Simpson, I'd be getting scripts out the wazoo.
- Dan Castellaneta

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.
- Johann G. Hamann

In New York, after that famous home run,
they expected me to be up there every year.
That homer raised me to a high level,
with the top guys in the game.
- Bobby Thomson

I think that most people don't even know that I do other things.
They think that Homer is all that I do.
- Dan Castellaneta

Homer is the nice side of Al Bundy with the same intellect.
I really like him and Al Bundy.
- Uwe Boll

Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth,
for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
- Lactantius

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.
- Homer

I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.
- John B. S. Haldane

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good,
and melt at other's woe.
- Homer

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
- Homer

He's meant to be that classic Homer,
Ulysses,
Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind.
He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that
is falling into darkness -
the temptations of life.
- Robert Redford

Light is the task where many share the toil.
- Homer

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers:
most are worse,
and a few are better than their fathers.
- Homer

True friends appear less moved than counterfeit.
- Homer

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell,
Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart,
Utters another.
- Homer

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant
to those who have never tried it;
those who have,
fear it.
- Homer

Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived,
the language that he breathed, because he never saw it,
or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it,
in characters on the pages.
It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
- Robert Fitzgerald

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
- Homer

How vain, without the merit, is the name.
- Homer

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
- Homer

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws,
and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
- Homer

A book is sent out into the world, and there is no
way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit.
Consider the responses called forth by the Bible,
Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.
- Chaim Potok

Even were sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.
- Homer

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
- Homer

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
- Homer

The sun will not rise or set without my notice,
and thanks.
- Winslow Homer

It is not good to have a rule of many.
- Homer

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
- Homer

You will see, in the future I will live by my watercolors.
- Winslow Homer

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
- Homer

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast,
for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer

Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
- Homer

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on
the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were,
in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean
winter storms on the rocks below.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who
hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
- Homer

One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair.
That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary,
but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue
was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
- Dan Castellaneta

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
- Homer

Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes
and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather.
That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect.
- Robert Fitzgerald

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
- Homer

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
- Homer

To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser,
but he's just much misguided.
He's boorish, sure, but well meaning and,
I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.
- Dan Castellaneta

Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood,
the source of evil one, and one of good;
from thence the cup of mortal man he fills,
blessings to these, to those distributes ills;
to most he mingles both.
- Homer

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle


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