Ancient Quotes

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High thoughts must have high language.
Aristophanes
Never say that marriage has more joy than pain.
Euripides
Age steals away all the things, even the mind.
Virgil
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom.
Sophocles
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Plato
Nature and wisdom never are at strife.
Plutarch
A man growing old becomes a child again.
Sophocles
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle
Tomorrow's deed, do today.
Chanakya
Whose neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides
As men we are all equal in the presence of death.
Publilius Syrus
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Confucius
The greatest wealth is health.
Virgil
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new
Cato
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Cicero

Seneca Quote: Men learn while they teach...
Men learn while they teach.
Seneca
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle
The wise learn many things from their foes.
Aristophanes
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Sophocles
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
Epictetus
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. 
Aesop
Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.
Cicero
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Marcus Aurelius
Who seeks shall find.
Sophocles
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Chanakya
When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.
Aeschylus
If you wish to be loved, love.
Seneca
The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Plato
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
Ausonius
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A Seeker's Thoughts on the Ancients
Learning about those who have lived and died before us is a healthy thing to do. We may even view them as our ancestors, even though superficially your place of origin and/or cultures may differ.

In truth we are all inexorably connected, biologically speaking, but more importantly existentially and spiritually.

Most cultures have had a strong tradition of veneration towards their ancestors and predecessors. It seems that human societies have always valued and loved those who lived before them. It isn't unusual for most of these traditions to ascribe a certain 'Golden Age', most notably , status to the ages of the past. A certain nostalgia isn't uncommon among many civilisations and societies of the world

What we can do is to learn about those who were on the path of life before us, and from there absorb all the wisdom we can for own time and generation.

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