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

Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

Thomas Alva Edison

Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.

William Shakespeare

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.

Simone Weil, The Need for Roots 1949

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.

Norman Podhoretz »

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

Fran Lebowitz »