Monday, June 26, 2017 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Simonides of Ceos


Greek lyric poet.
Page 1 of 1
Simonides of Ceos
It is hard to be truly excellent, four-square in hand and foot and mind, formed without blemish.
Simonides of Ceos quotes
Here lies Megistias, who died
When the Mede passed Sephulchros' tide;
A Prophet, though he would not save
Himself, sharing the Spartan grave.
Simonides of Ceos
We count it death to falter, not to die.




Simonides of Ceos quotes
There is no better test of a man's work than time, which also reveals the thoughts which lay hidden in his breast.
Simonides of Ceos
Not even the gods fight against necessity.
Simonides of Ceos quotes
O xein!, angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti teide
keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.
Simonides of Ceos
Difficult, say you? Difficult to be a man of virtue, truly good, shaped and fashioned without flaw in the perfect figure of four-squared excellence, in body and mind, in act and thought?
Simonides of Ceos quotes
The city is the teacher of the man.
Simonides of Ceos
We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razor's edge.
Simonides of Ceos
A man gains no possession better than a good woman, nothing more horrible than a bad one.
Simonides of Ceos
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.




Page 1 of 1


© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact