Tao Te Ching

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Odyssey, Ὀδύσσεια

By Homer

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Themes: Travel

Quotes from Odyssey, Ὀδύσσεια

“a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother.”

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Themes: Friendship

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“Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods.”

Chapters: 8. Like Water

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“And may the gods accomplish your desire: a home, a husband, and harmonious converse with him – the best thing in the world being a strong house held in serenity where man and wife agree. Woe to their enemies, joy to their friends!”

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“Discontent springs from a constant endeavor to increase the amount of our claims when we are powerless to increase the amount which will satisfy them.”

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Themes: Hope Suffering

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“Discontent springs from a constant endeavor to increase the amount of our claims, when we are powerless to increase the amount which will satisfy them.”

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Themes: Greed

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“Empty words are evil.”

Chapters: 12. This Over That

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“Heaven has appointed us dwellers on earth a time for all things.”

Chapters: 20. Unconventional Mind

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“Jove weighs affairs of earth in dubious scales, and the good suffers, while the bad prevails.”

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Themes: Karma

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“Man is the vainest of all creatures that have their being upon earth.”

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“Meanwhile let us two, here in the hut, over our food and wine, regale ourselves with the unhappy memories that each can recall. For a man who has been through bitter experiences and traveled far can enjoy even his sufferings after a time.”

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Themes: Pleasure Memory

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“My name is Nobody.”

Chapters: 13. Honor and Disgrace

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“My soul shall bear that also; for, by practice taught, I have learned patience, having much endured.”

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Themes: Patience

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“Scepticism is as much the result of knowledge, as knowledge is of scepticism.”

Chapters: 65. Simplicity: the Hidden Power of Goodness

Themes: Karma

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“See now, how men lay blame upon us gods for what is after all nothing but their own folly.”

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“The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.”

Chapters: 30. No War

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“The blessed gods have no love for crime. They honor justice, honor the decent acts of men.”

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Themes: Justice Crime

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“The immortals give each thing its proper place in our mortal lives throughout the good green earth.”

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“The recklessness of their own ways destroyed them all.”

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Themes: Mistakes

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“Wake, wake up! See with your own eyes what all these years you longed for!”

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Quotes about Odyssey, Ὀδύσσεια (1 quotes)

“From about 1200 BCE and for 700 years until Plato's time, these two epics [the Iliad and the Odyssey] were the basis of Greek religion and morals, the chief source of history, and even of practical information... Still more remarkable, for 2500 years after Plato, the Homeric epics as primordial works of the imagination reigned over the Western world of letters. The core of humanistic scholarship, the songs of Homer resound without interruption above the changing dogmas of politics, religion, and science.”

Daniel J. Boorstin 1914 – 2004 CE
American intellectual Paul Revere
from Creators: Heroes of the Imagination

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