Quotes from Ancient Times
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quote.s It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Callimachus 250 B.C., Greek Poet, Grammarian
I wept as I remembered how often you and I had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky.
Catullus BC 87-54, Roman Lyric Poet
It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.
What a woman says to her avid lover should be written in wind and running water.
Claudius Claudianus 340-410, Egyptian Latin Poet
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
He who strikes terror in others is himself continually in fear.
Chilo 560 BC, Greek Sage
Speak no evil of the dead.
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Prefer a loss to dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
Critias c.460-403 BC, Athenian Orator, Politician, Pupil of Socrates
Fortune always fights on the side of the prudent.
Appius Claudius Caecus
Each man is the smith of his own fortune.
Diogenes Athe Cynic
Love of money is the mother of all evils.
One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.