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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)

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

 

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

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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

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

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

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

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

The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if
it had been called The Old Sailor.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

The center of Western culture is Greece,
and we have never lost our ties with the architectural
concepts of that ancient civilization.
- Stephen Gardiner

Superficial similarities exist between Christianity
and some ancient pagan religions.
But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities.
- Carl Olson

Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have
been at first princes' bastards.
- Robert Burton

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

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

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

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

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

I do not read the ancient languages,
but I am beginning to study Greek.
- Anne Rice

Georgia is not just a European country,
but one of the most ancient European countries.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;
they have not forgotten this.
- Terry Pratchett

After much diligent research, aided by other women,
I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar
Goddesses of the patriarchy,
there is a much more ancient Goddess.
- Carol P. Christ

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers,
and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid,
turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
- Robert Peel

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard.
- Vera Miles

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

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

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

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

This being so, it follows that mythology ought not
to take the prominent place that is too often assigned
to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths.
- William Robertson Smith

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

In a country like France, so ancient,
their history is full of outstanding people,
so they carry a heavy weight on their back.
Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
- Manuel Puig

To me, there is spirit in a reed.
It's a living thing, a weed, really,
and it does contain spirit of a sort.
It's really an ancient vibration.
- Steve Lacy

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented
the unity of life in nature,
delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth,
death and regeneration.
- Carol P. Christ

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

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

I believe all religions are becoming obsolete,
clinging to ancient concepts.
- John Templeton

According to an ancient Sardinian legend,
the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will
never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
- Grazia Deledda

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

In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.
- Nia Vardalos

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.
- Helena Bonham Carter

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

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

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

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains,
and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
- H. P. Lovecraft

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

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 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

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

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

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

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;
it is its ancient and natural strength;
the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone


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