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

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Albert Einstein

The highest happiness of man ... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves.

Mohandas Ghandi

No power on earth or above the bottomless pit has such influence to terrorize and make cowards of men as the liquor power. Satan could not have fallen on a more potent instrument with which to thrall the world. Alcohol is king

Eliza Mother Stewart

THE DISAPPOINTED MAN SPEAKS.--I sought great human beings, I never found anything but the APES of their ideal.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Maxims and Arrows

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac »

To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed.

Samuel Johnson »

To be good, we must do good and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.

Tryon Edwards »