Things To Think About - Wisdom From Homer

Dear Henry,

I found so many tidbits of wisdom reading Homer's Iliad and Odyssey  Here are some of my favorite quotes.

"They that shun dishonor more often live than get killed, but they that fly save neither life nor name."

"...For he that foments civil discord is a clanless, heartless outlaw."

"A man does well to listen to the advice of a friend."

"What could I do? All things are in the hand of heaven, and Folly, eldest daughter of Zeus, shuts many eyes to their destruction."

"Still, death is certain, and when a man's hour is come, not even the gods can save him, no matter how fond they are of him."

"There is no accounting for luck; Zeus gives prosperity to rich and poor just as he chooses."

"All deeds do not prosper, and the weak confound the strong."

"God grants this and withholds that just as he thinks right, for he can do whatever he chooses."

"...For when a man has suffered much and been buffeted about in the world, he takes pleasure in recalling the memories of sorrows that have long gone by."

"...But they did not mend matters by crying."

I hope you get as much from these quotes as I did.

xoxo a.d. elliott


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