Homer

a base hit on which the batter scores a run ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC) an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910) pigeon trained to return home

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A small rock holds back a great wave.Rate it:
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.Rate it:
By their own follies they perished, the fools.Rate it:
A generation of men is like a generation of leaves the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases.Rate it:
Evil deeds do not prosper the slow man catches up with the swift.Rate it:
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead.Rate it:
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.Rate it:
Zeus does not bring all men's plans to fulfillment.Rate it:
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.Rate it:
A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king.Rate it:
A companion's words of persuasion are effective.Rate it:
A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities.Rate it:
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.Rate it:
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.Rate it:
A young man is embarrassed to question an older one.Rate it:
All men have need of the gods.Rate it:
All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious.Rate it:
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.Rate it:
At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid.Rate it:
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.Rate it:
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.Rate it:
Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy.Rate it:
Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.Rate it:
Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.Rate it:
Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.Rate it:
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.Rate it:
For too much rest becomes a pain.Rate it:
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.Rate it:
He knew the things that were and the things that would be and the things that had been before.Rate it:
He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray.Rate it:
How God ever brings like to like.Rate it:
I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.Rate it:
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown.Rate it:
If you are very valiant, it is a god, I think, who gave you this gift.Rate it:
In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men.Rate it:
It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.Rate it:
It is equally wrong to speed a guest who does not want to go, and to keep one back who is eager. You ought to make welcome the present guest, and send forth the one who wishes to go.Rate it:
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.Rate it:
It is not right to glory in the slain.Rate it:
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.Rate it:
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told.Rate it:
It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long.Rate it:
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies.Rate it:
May the gods grant you all things which your heart desires, and may they give you a husband and a home and gracious concord, for there is nothing greater and better than this -when a husband and wife keep a household in oneness of mind, a great woe to their enemies and joy to their friends, and win high renown.Rate it:
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.Rate it:
Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish.Rate it:
Not vain the weakest, if their force unite.Rate it:
Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them.Rate it:
Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.Rate it:
Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.Rate it:
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.Rate it:
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.Rate it:
The fates have given mankind a patient soul.Rate it:
The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside.Rate it:
The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men.Rate it:
The minds of the everlasting gods are not changed suddenly.Rate it:
The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.Rate it:
The single best augury is to fight for one's country.Rate it:
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.Rate it:
There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.Rate it:
There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men.Rate it:
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.Rate it:
There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder.Rate it:
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.Rate it:
Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.Rate it:
We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.Rate it:
Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.Rate it:
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him.Rate it:
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.Rate it:
You ought not to practice childish ways, since you are no longer that age.Rate it:
You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind.Rate it:
Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after.Rate it:

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