Ancient Quotes

In ancient times cats were wo...

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this - Terry Pratchett
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"In ancient time having power meant having ...

"In ancient time having power meant having access to data, today having power is knowing what to ignore." Yuval Noah Harari (Homo Deus)
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Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly...

Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore - Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore! Quoth the raven, `Nevermore. '''Edgar Allan Poe
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β€œWe never lose our demon...

β€œWe never lose our demons. We only learn to live above them." -The Ancient One
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β€œYou cannot beat a river into submission...

β€œYou cannot beat a river into submission. You have to surrender to its current and use its power as your own.” -The Ancient One
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"Fortune favour...

"Fortune favours the brave" - ancient latin proverb
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BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity i...

BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. -Ambrose Bierce
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Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merel...

Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism. -Jorge Luis Borges
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Ancient Past, Current Prese...

Ancient Past, Current Present, Distant Future - Most intricately woven Tapestry of Life
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"The Holy Grail β€˜neath ancient Roslin waits. The blade and chalice ...

"The Holy Grail β€˜neath ancient Roslin waits. The blade and chalice guarding o’er Her gates. Adorned in masters’ loving art, She lies. She rests at last beneath the starry skies…."β€” DAN BROWN, THE DA VINCI CODE
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"He who knows he has enou...

"He who knows he has enough is rich" -Tao Te Ching (ancient book of Chinese wisdom)
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"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: It’s the same old ...

"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: It’s the same old thing, from one end of the world to the other. It fills the history books, ancient and modern, and the cities, and the houses too. Nothing new at all." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
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"The more you sweat in times o...

"The more you sweat in times of peace, the less you bleed in times of war." Ancient Asian proverb
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β€œLogic is the sword by which we sl...

β€œLogic is the sword by which we slay ancient superstitions. But lo, the heart has its own truths to tell us.”
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"Only those that depend on the odds are subject to luck. It...

"Only those that depend on the odds are subject to luck. It is those who engineer the circumstances where the odds are in their favor who are subject to themselves." - Ancient Proverb
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"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging ...

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night." - A. Ginsberg
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"Irrigation of the land with seawate...

"Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'." β€” Michael McClary
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"It is true that neither the ancient wisdoms nor the ...

"It is true that neither the ancient wisdoms nor the modern sciences are complete in themselves. They do not stand alone. They call for one another." - Thomas Merton
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β€œMy point, once again, is not that those ancient people told literal stories an...

β€œMy point, once again, is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically and we are now dumb enough to take them literally.” - John Dominic Crossan
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"What one fool can...

"What one fool can do, another can" (Ancient Simian Proverb)
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"De mortuis nih...

"De mortuis nihil nisi bonum" - Ancient Latin Phrase
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The ancient Romans built their gre...

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture for wild beasts to fight in. --Voltaire
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"It is said that history becomes legend as its events recede into the mists of time and that ...

"It is said that history becomes legend as its events recede into the mists of time and that memories are faintest in the slumber of peace. Thus, the noble peoples of Urak grew forgetful of the dark time their land once knew; heedless of the ancient enemy who yet labored in silence...."
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"We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect ...

"We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control." Ancient Egyptian tomb
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In ancient times cats were wo...

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. -Terry Pratchett
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It's a very ancient saying and a true and ho...

It's a very ancient saying and a true and honest thought....when you become a teacher...by your pupils you'll be taught.--The King & I
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"..To every man upon this Earth death cometh soon or...

"..To every man upon this Earth death cometh soon or late, and how can man die better than facing fearful odds.." - Thomas Babington Macaulay; Lays of Ancient Rome.
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When a man is overcome by anger, he has a poisoned fever. He loses his strength, he...

When a man is overcome by anger, he has a poisoned fever. He loses his strength, he loses his power over himself and over others. He throws away time in which he might have gained the end he desires. The is no time for anger in the world. - The Ancient One
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Statistical fact; cops will never pull over a man with a huge...

Statistical fact; cops will never pull over a man with a huge bong in his car. Why, they fear this man, they know he sees farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logic's. -Marty
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"And now, friend-reader, you must prepare your heart and your mind for the most im...

"And now, friend-reader, you must prepare your heart and your mind for the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began, a book the likes of which are met with neither amongst the ancients nor amongst us modern." - Marquis de Sade, 1789
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"I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundre...

"I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that." - Brian Andreas, Story People
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"Do not confine your children to yo...

"Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time." -Ancient Chinese proverb
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"They always speak of my ...

"They always speak of my drinking, and never my thirst." - Ancient Scottish Proverb
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"At last,after our long journ...

"At last,after our long journey, we have arrived at the beginning" - Ancient Mentat Conundrum.
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Be not afraid of growing s...

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Ancient Proverb
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." -Nikola Tesla
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
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β€œIn a dozen famous ancient States now prostrate under the Nazi yoke, the masses of the peop...

β€œIn a dozen famous ancient States now prostrate under the Nazi yoke, the masses of the people of all classes and creeds await the hour of liberation... That hour will strike, and its solemn peal will proclaim that the night is past and that the dawn has come.” - Winston Churchill
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He who sits on a ho...

He who sits on a hot plate will soon rise again. Ancient Wisdom
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"We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancien...

"We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say - and to feel - ”Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought." - John Steinbeck
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"In ancient times cats were w...

"In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." -Terry Pratchett
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Question: What was the original quote and autho...

Question: What was the original quote and author of something like: "We are more powerful than ancient kings in all matters except life and death"?
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"It is just as difficult to detect an Official's dishonesty...

"It is just as difficult to detect an Official's dishonesty as it is to discover how much water is drunk by the swimming Fish." - Chanakya Ancient Indian Philosopher and Administrator
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"Trees are sanctuaries, whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how...

"Trees are sanctuaries, whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life." Herman Hesse
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"In ancient times, cats were w...

"In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett
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No one behind, no one ahead. The path the ancients cleared has close...

No one behind, no one ahead. The path the ancients cleared has closed. And the other path, everyone's path, Easy and wide, goes nowhere. I am alone and find my way. β€”ancient Sanskrit verse adapted by Octavio Paz
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''Day is the beginning of night.Birth i...

''Day is the beginning of night.Birth is the beginning of death.'' Heraclitus,ancient greek philosopher (gnomikologikon.gr)
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I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand and the Eskimos had a hun...

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand and the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep. And there are no words for that. - Brian Andrews
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Growth in consciousness doesn't depend on the will of the...

Growth in consciousness doesn't depend on the will of the intellect or its possibilities but on the intensity of the inner urge. - Ancient Egyptian proverb found in a Luxor temple
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"In ancient times, cats were w...

"In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." ~ Terry Pratchett
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"Death is something an...

"Death is something ancient, but it comes fresh to each of us." -Bazarov
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β€Ž"I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest...

β€Ž"I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest sentiment, and the need to purge ourselves at certain times, which is ancient. Men would live at least five or six more years and not have ulcers if they could cry better." Ray Bradbury
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Man is the dream of a s...

Man is the dream of a shadow. Pindar ancient greek poet (gnomikologikon.gr)
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