Best 405 of Ancient quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nicolas Cage

Personally, my interests are ancient history and ancient civilizations. In my own life, I'd like to go to places like Easter Island.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Isaac Disraeli

Centuries have not worm-eaten the solidity of this ancient furniture of the mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa Loeb

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Toba Beta

Fear is the ghost of ancient. It consumes faithless human.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matsuo Basho

A thicket of summer grass / Is all that remains / Of the dreams of ancient warriors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Atlantis was destroyed by the greed of its inhabitants.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patricia Briggs

But that was the trouble with ancient artifacts - no one really knew what they did.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hazrat Inayat Khan

In ancient times the greatest of the prophets were great musicians.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tariq Ali

History, when they do it, is ancient history, and they sensationalize even that. Contemporary history is virtually ignored on television.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Those whom we call ancient were really new in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Sheldon

To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Prince Philip

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ntozake Shange

my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender

By Anonym 15 Sep

Laurence Sterne

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Bowie

The character thing really is sort of, for me, personally, rather ancient history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Johannes Stark

The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Wendy Doniger

Women were forbidden to study the most ancient sacred text, the Veda.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ambrose Bierce

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andrew Lang

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Meredith

Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Greene

When the snipe and the mussel struggle, the fisherman gets the benefit. Ancient Chinese saying

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

The written word is greatest sacred documentation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elizabeth I

Young heads take example of the ancient

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dean Hamer

Oh dear, you are confusing molecular science with ancient history.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Milan Kundera

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rick Riordan

that's me. ancient history." [Poseidon to Paul]

By Anonym 14 Sep

Orson Pratt

Jesus appeared unto the ancient Nephites, in the northern part of what we call South America.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Should one point out that from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aristophanes

An ancient tradition declares that every idiot blunder we pass into law will sooner or later redound to Athens' profit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Shakespeare

A very ancient and fish-like smell.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stacy Schiff

Ancient history is oddly short on incorrect omens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Talismanist Giebra

The Artist started painting the Ancient Fire, inhaling the wine in search of philosophical beginnings…

By Anonym 13 Sep

Howard Rheingold

A phone tree isn't an ancient form of political organizing, but you have to call every person.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

We travel to ancient times by reading history books.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maturin Murray Ballou

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bai Juyi

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Watson Fowler

After all, it is an ancient and valuable right of the English people to turn their nouns into verbs when they are so minded.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bright

The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Laura Kasischke

So we found ourselves in an ancient place, the very air around us bound by chains.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Gustav Jung

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shan Sa

I would like to be a philosopher in ancient Athens and a poet in ancient China.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.