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Lucan Quotes and Sayings

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The gods conceal from men the happiness of death,
that they may endure life.
- Lucan

Great fear is concealed under daring.
- Lucan

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
- Lucan

Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
- Lucan

 

I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
- Lucan

There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
- Lucan

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

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To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

I want to know all Gods thoughts;
all the rest are just details.
- Albert Einstein

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
- Henry David Thoreau

Gods always behave like the people who make them.
- Zora Neale Hurston

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

Computers are like Old Testament gods;
lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man,
not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
- Aeschylus

Ritual will always mean throwing away something:
destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more.
- David Herbert Lawrence

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,
for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The human mind evolved to believe in the gods.
It did not evolve to believe in biology.
- E. O. Wilson

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often
assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them;
and so,
perhaps, it would, if they had it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods,
and of every good to man.
- Plato

The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
- Theodor Adorno

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites.
Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
- Stefan Zweig

Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
- Aeschylus

Gods always love the people who make em.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Men create gods after their own image,
not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
- Aristotle

If a man loves the labour of his trade,
apart from any question of success or fame,
the gods have called him.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Silver and gold the Gods have denied them,
whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine.
- Germanicus

And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
- Samuel Butler

Plant diseases, drought, desolation,
despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages -
and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
- Norman Borlaug

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

In the last fifty years science has advanced more than
in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater
powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
- John Boyd Orr

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing.
Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
- Morihei Ueshiba

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.
- Virgil

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

There are gods, but there is no God;
and all gods become devils eventually.
- Robert Anton Wilson

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing,
and of godlike men to want little.
- Diogenes

If the timing's right and the gods are with you,
something special happens.
- Rick Springfield

We are making gods out of global celebrities.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger;
give,
if thou art asked for little; by these three steps
thou wilt go near the gods.
- Confucius

I contend that we are both atheists.
I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

The weather is perfect.
The gods are shining on us.
- Frank Shorter

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
- David Antin

Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses.
Today, we live in a world solely of Gods.
Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
- Dan Brown

Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set
out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because
trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.
- Henry Rollins

Badness you can get easily, in quantity;
the road is smooth,
and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the
immortal gods have put sweat,
and long and steep is the way to it.
- Hesiod

I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods,
feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare.
An actor must act.
- Laurence Olivier

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind
and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
- Imogen Cunningham

All good fortune is a gift of the gods,
and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good,
but by being bold.
- Anita Brookner

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics.
Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
- Richard Stallman

The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
- Herodotus

But I like not these great success of yours;
for I know how jealous are the gods.
- Herodotus

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
- Friedrich Schiller


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