Homer Quotes

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These are quotes from Homer, the Greek Poet

"The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside"

“Endure, my heart: you once endured something even more dreadful

Even his griefs are a joy, long after, to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured”

You ought not to practice childish ways, since you are no longer that age.

Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes

He knew the things that were and the things that would be and the things that had been before.

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

"The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men" Homer Quotes

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare

All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious

The belly is the commanding part of the body

The fates have given mankind a patient soul.

Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.

So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.
 

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