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Ancient Quotes

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Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Related topics: Wisdom

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

 

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

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Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate,
now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
- Will Rogers

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

We're going through a kind of ancient,
barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity.
- Clark M. Clifford

Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
- Francis Picabia

Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
- Voltaire

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands
of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the
dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage.
I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
- Voltaire

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about
the same as it was in ancient Greek republics:
Freedom for slave owners.
- Vladimir Lenin

These ancient huts were soon cleared of the rubbish covering them.
I planned them, and removed them for investigation below,
which undertaking took until the fourth of Nov.
- Howard Carter

The moment at which music reveals its true nature is
contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations.
The complete mystery of music is explained right there.
- Pierre Schaeffer

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan
with that of a British nobleman.
- Thomas Day

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading.
- Gilbert Murray

The question of the composition of perceptible objects
is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
- Johannes Stark

The engine of ancient society was religion but the
engine of contemporary society,
as I see it, is advertising.
- Kit Williams

It is true that we aspire to our ancient land.
But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.
- Theodor Herzl

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme.
- John Carpenter

The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
- Robert A. Dahl

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences,
the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection,
have changed habit completely!
- Edmund Husserl

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

We usually say of ancient persons, that they have already one foot in the grave,
and the rest of their life is nothing else but the
bringing of these feet together.
- John Pearson

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people
advance by forced marches toward independence,
health, culture, affluence, comfort.
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient
world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
- David Rockefeller

A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
- Joseph Brodsky

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

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal,
according to their ancient custom.
- William Congreve

We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was
about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey.
We eat everything and nothing eats us.
- Nick Nolte

The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
- John Bright

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

Tahiti has been spoiled for many years,
but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in
one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive.
- Arthur Erickson

An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone,
he would first drive him mad.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

We find Japan a little more difficult to understand
because it has proven its 20th century prowess though
the ancient traditions still persist.
- Arthur Erickson

Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient,
and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
- Zoltan Kodaly

The surest method of being incomprehensible or,
moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense;
especially words from the ancient languages.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition,
but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected
for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and
for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
- Carol P. Christ

At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me.
- Carol P. Christ

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease.
The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The storm came.
Lives were washed away.
Ancient pains resurfaced.
Now it is time for a sea of change.
- Tavis Smiley

Our family arrived in England in 1960.
At that time I thought the war was ancient history.
But if I think of 15 years ago from now,
that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle,
so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There is an ancient legend which warns that,
should we ever learn our true origin,
our universe will instantly be destroyed.
- Len Wein

Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of
its world and the continual expansion and improvement
of the human lot as we are today.
- Arthur Erickson

Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay,
is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
- Arthur Keith

In marriage there are no manners to keep up,
and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism.
Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.
We are not ridiculous to ourselves.
We are ageless.
That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient;
nor am I of any caste.
- Guru Nanak

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the
way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.
- Warren E. Burger

To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river,
- the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which
once seemed to possess eternal life.
- Arthur Koestler

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about
the deficiencies of their memories and always began
poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
- David Antin

The Jungian view of drama would be that it affects
all of our imaginations and somehow taps into our hidden,
ancient, primordial memories.
- Jeremy Northam

If we look to the history of other nations,
ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid,
so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
- James Monroe

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy,
and after all our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
- Wendell Berry

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and
legs extended described a circle,
with his navel as the center.
- Stephen Gardiner

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture,
their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
- Voltaire

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and
father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India,
so it could well have been an Indian household.
- Amar Bose

Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys,
so does ancient sin cling to the low places,
the depressions in the world consciousness.
- Dewitt Bodeen

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
- Ovid

Jews don't care about ancient rivalries.
We worry about humidity in Miami.
- Evan Sayet

Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new
music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce
the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature.
- George Crumb


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