Best 405 of Ancient quotes - MyQuotes
Personally, my interests are ancient history and ancient civilizations. In my own life, I'd like to go to places like Easter Island.
Francis Ford Coppola
Always make your work be personal. And, you never have to lie... There is something we know that's connected with beauty and truth. There is something ancient. We know that art is about beauty, and therefore it has to be about truth.
Centuries have not worm-eaten the solidity of this ancient furniture of the mind.
I love playing in Japan! It's always like being in the ancient past and the future at the same time. And the fans sing along to every word.
Fear is the ghost of ancient. It consumes faithless human.
A thicket of summer grass / Is all that remains / Of the dreams of ancient warriors.
Atlantis was destroyed by the greed of its inhabitants.
But that was the trouble with ancient artifacts - no one really knew what they did.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
In ancient times the greatest of the prophets were great musicians.
History, when they do it, is ancient history, and they sensationalize even that. Contemporary history is virtually ignored on television.
Those whom we call ancient were really new in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind.
To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance.
Alfred North Whitehead
The vastest knowledge of today cannot transcend the buddhi of the Rishis in ancient India; and science in its most advanced stage now is closer to Vedanta than ever before.
There is nothing like it for morale to be reminded that the years are passing - ever more quickly - and that bits are dropping off the ancient frame. But it is nice to be remembered at all.
my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender
There is such a torture, happily unknown to ancient tyranny, as talking a man to death. Marcus Aurelius advises to assent readily to great talkers--in hopes, I suppose, to put an end to the argument.
The character thing really is sort of, for me, personally, rather ancient history.
The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
Women were forbidden to study the most ancient sacred text, the Veda.
PIGMY, n. One of a tribe of very small men found by ancient travelers in many parts of the world, but by modern in Central Africa only. The Pigmies are so called to distinguish them from the bulkier Caucasians - who are Hogmies.
There's a joy without canker or cark, There's a pleasure eternally new, 'T is to gloat on the glaze and the mark Of china that's ancient and blue.
Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law.
When the snipe and the mussel struggle, the fisherman gets the benefit. Ancient Chinese saying
Lailah Gifty Akita
The written word is greatest sacred documentation.
Young heads take example of the ancient
Oh dear, you are confusing molecular science with ancient history.
Epic art is founded on action, and the model of a society in which action could play out in greatest freedom was that of the heroic Greek period; so said Hegel, and he demonstrated it with The Iliad: even though Agamemnon was the prime king, other kings and princes chose freely to join him and, like Achilles, they were free to withdraw from the battle. Similarly the people joined with their princes of their own free will; there was no law that could force them; behavior was determined only by personal motives, the sense of honor, respect, humility before a more powerful figure, fascination with a hero's courage, and so on. The freedom to participate in the struggle and the freedom to desert it guaranteed every man his independence. In this way did action retain a personal quality and thus its poetic form. Against this archaic world, the cradle of the epic, Hegel contrasts the society of his own period: organized into the state, equipped with a constitution, laws, a justice system, an omnipotent administration, ministries, a police force, and so on. The society imposes its moral principles on the individual, whose behavior is thus determined by far more anonymous wishes coming from the outside than by his own personality. And it is in such a world that the novel was born.
that's me. ancient history." [Poseidon to Paul]
Jesus appeared unto the ancient Nephites, in the northern part of what we call South America.
Joseph P. Kauffman
All of Nature follows perfectly geometric laws. The Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Peruvian, Mayan, and Chinese cultures were well aware of this, as Phi—known as the Golden Ratio or Golden Mean—was used in the constructions of their sculptures and architecture.
Should one point out that from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?
An ancient tradition declares that every idiot blunder we pass into law will sooner or later redound to Athens' profit.
A very ancient and fish-like smell.
Ancient history is oddly short on incorrect omens.
John Stuart Mill
Auguste Comte, in particular, whose social system, as unfolded in his Systeme de Politique Positive, aims at establishing (though by moral more than by legal appliances) a despotism of society over the individual, surpassing anything contemplated in the political ideal of the most rigid disciplinarian among the ancient philosophers.
The Artist started painting the Ancient Fire, inhaling the wine in search of philosophical beginnings…
A phone tree isn't an ancient form of political organizing, but you have to call every person.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
It is a mistake to consider marriage merely as a scheme of happiness. It is also a bond of service. It is the most ancient form of that social ministration which God has ordained for all human beings, and which is symbolized by all the relations of nature.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We travel to ancient times by reading history books.
Ancient and modern languages teem with happily expressed sentiments of more or less force and beauty, sufficiently individualized and excellent to warrant their reproduction and classification.
On the seventh day of the Seventh-month, in the Palace of Long Life, We told each other secretly in the quiet midnight world That we wished to fly in heaven, two birds with the wings of one, And to grow together on the earth, two branches of one tree." Earth endures, heaven endures; some time both shall end, While this unending sorrow goes on and on for ever.
After all, it is an ancient and valuable right of the English people to turn their nouns into verbs when they are so minded.
The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
There's a resonance inside us, a sense of who we are. We're a multi-bodied traveler. We're an essence. We're a feeling, an awareness that has an ancient existence.
I am obsessed with the whole Victoriana thing, the whole Jack the Ripper London era, the grayness of it, the haunted feeling of it, all ancient and bloody.
So we found ourselves in an ancient place, the very air around us bound by chains.
A tudományos megismerés fejlődésével világunk egyre embertelenebbé válik. Az ember magányosnak érzi magát a világban, mivel kívül rekedt a természeten, és elveszítette a természet jelenségeivel való érzelmi "tudattalan azonosságát". A természeti jelenségek lassan elveszítették szimbolikus jelenségüket. A mennydörgés többé már nem a haragvó isten hangja, a villámlás sem az ő bosszúálló nyila. A folyóban nincs többé szellem, a fa már nem az ember életforrása, a kígyó nem a bölcsesség megtestesítője, a hegyi barlangban már nem laknak a hatalmas démonok. Nem szólnak az emberhez a kövek, növények és állatok, és az ember sem szól hozzájuk abban a hitben, hogy azok majd megértik őt. A természettel való kapcsolatát elveszítette, és ezzel együtt elveszett a szimbolikus kapcsolatból fakadó rejtett érzelmi energia is. Ezért a hatalmas veszteségért álmaink szimbólumai kárpótolnak. Felszínre hozzák eredeti természetünket - ösztöneinket és sajátságos gondolkodásunkat. Azonban álmaink, sajnálatos módon, a természet nyelvén fejezik ki közlendőiket, amely idegen és felfoghatatlan számunkra. Így mindez azzal a feladattal állít szembe benünket, hogy a modern beszéd racionális szavaira és fogalmaira fordítsuk le a természet nyelvét, olyan modern nyelvre, amely mentes a primitív kötöttségektől , nevezetesen az álomban megjelenő dolgokkal való participációtól.
I would like to be a philosopher in ancient Athens and a poet in ancient China.
Henry David Thoreau
In ancient days the Pythagoreans were used to change names with each other,--fancying that each would share the virtues they admired in the other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Somewhere there is an ancient enmity between our daily life and the great work. Help me in saying it, to understand it.