Quotes by Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae

Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, We lie.

Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae

Other Great Authors

Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.


The past is but the beginning of a beginning.

H. G. Wells

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

Mark Twain

What is now proved was once only imagined.

William Blake »

When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway.

Clyde B. Aster »

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson »