Ancient Related Quotes



Alas, how right the ancient saying is: We, who are old, are nothing else but noise And shape. Like mimicries of dreams we go, And have no wits, although we think us wise.

Euripides


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The code of Hammurabi in ancient Babylon prescribed this punishment for a doctor convicted of inept surgery: amputation of the hands.

L. M. Boyd


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In order to prove a friend to one's guests, frugality must reign in one's meals; and, according to an ancient saying, one must eat to live, not live to eat.

Moliere


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This being so, it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths.

William Robertson Smith


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You cannot tear up ancient rootages and safely plant the tree of liberty in soil that is not native to it.

Woodrow Wilson


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

Shan Sa


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I may be biased, but I think jackals are cute and cuddly, even if they were known for digging up graves in Ancient Egypt.

Rick Riordan


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And the dreams so rich in color. How else would death call you? Waking in the cold dawn it all turned to ash instantly. Like certain ancient frescoes entombed for centuries suddenly exposed to the day.

Cormac Mccarthy


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In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.

Barack Obama


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My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi


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