Quotations by Homer

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Poet
Nationality: Greek


A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
- Homer
(Keywords: Boldness, Friends)

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
- Homer
(Keywords: Brother, Friend)

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
- Homer
(Keywords: Thought)

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
- Homer
(Keywords: Heart)

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer
(Keywords: Spirit)

Even were sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.
- Homer
(Keywords: Sleep)

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
- Homer
(Keywords: Fathers, Sons)

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.
- Homer
(Keywords: Heart, Hell)

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
- Homer
(Keywords: Heart, Man)

How vain, without the merit, is the name.
- Homer
(Keywords: Merit, Name)

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
- Homer
(Keywords: Hunger, Will)

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
- Homer
(Keywords: Wisdom, Beauty, Youth)

It is not good to have a rule of many.
- Homer

Light is the task where many share the toil.
- Homer
(Keywords: Light)

Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
- Homer
(Keywords: Friend, Nothing)

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
- Homer
(Keywords: Charity, Trifle)

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
- Homer
(Keywords: Friend, Difficulty, Dying, Worth)

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
- Homer
(Keywords: Time, Sleep, Words)

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer
(Keywords: Wife, People, Enemies, Eye, Friends, Man, Nothing)

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
- Homer
(Keywords: Fear, Friend, Man)

True friends appear less moved than counterfeit.
- Homer
(Keywords: Friends)

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
- Homer
(Keywords: Soul, Friends)

Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood, the source of evil one, and one of good; from thence the cup of mortal man he fills, blessings to these, to those distributes ills; to most he mingles both.
- Homer
(Keywords: Blessings, Evil, Man)

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
- Homer

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
- Homer
(Keywords: Cause, Country, Man)

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
- Homer
(Keywords: Wind, Words)

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.
- Homer
(Keywords: Time, Heart)







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