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56 Best Homer Quotes on Life & Friendship (ODYSSEY)

Top 10 Most Famous Homer Quotes (BEST)

Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
The journey is its own reward.
The journey is its own reward.
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.
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.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.
Be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.
Be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.

10 Wise Homer Quotes (WISDOM)

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Everything flows and nothing stays.
Everything flows and nothing stays.
Some things you will think of yourself… some things God will put into your mind.
Some things you will think of yourself… some things God will put into your mind.
After the event, even a fool is wise.
After the event, even a fool is wise.
If you serve too many masters, you'll soon suffer.
If you serve too many masters, you’ll soon suffer.
Too many kings can ruin an army.
Too many kings can ruin an army.
Because they're stupid, that's why. That's why everybody does everything.
Because they’re stupid, that’s why. That’s why everybody does everything.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

7 Homer Quotes on Friendships

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
True friends appear less moved than counterfeit.
True friends appear less moved than counterfeit.
For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother.
For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother.
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

7 Homer Quotes About Life and Death

“It’s disgraceful how these humans blame the gods. They say their tribulations come from us, when they themselves, through their own foolishness, bring hardships which are not decreed by Fate.”

Homer
Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country’s cause.
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
Death submits to no one.
Death submits to no one.
Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.
Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
No man or woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.
No man or woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.

4 Homer Quotes on Sleep

Sleep and death, who are twin brothers.
Sleep and death, who are twin brothers.
Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death.
Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death.
Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.
Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.
So, surrender to sleep at last. What a misery, keeping watch through the night, wide awake -- you’ll soon come up from under all your troubles.
So, surrender to sleep at last. What a misery, keeping watch through the night, wide awake — you’ll soon come up from under all your troubles.

8 Inspirational Homer Quotes

A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time.
A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time.
Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.
Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.
Each man delights in the work that suits him best.
Each man delights in the work that suits him best.
Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.
Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.
Go on with a spirit that fears nothing.
Go on with a spirit that fears nothing.
Trying is the first step toward failure.
Trying is the first step toward failure.
The force of union conquers all.
The force of union conquers all.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.

2 Homer Quotes on Youth

Young people are thoughtless as a rule.
Young people are thoughtless as a rule.
Youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement.
Youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement.

2 Homer Quotes About Lies

The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie about the stars.
The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie about the stars.
I didn't lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!
I didn’t lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!

6 Homer Quotes that Will Make You Think

The man who acts the least, upbraids the most.
The man who acts the least, upbraids the most.
To be loved, you have to be nice to people, everyday. But to be hated, you don't have to do squat!
To be loved, you have to be nice to people, everyday. But to be hated, you don’t have to do squat!
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
I'm in a place where I don't know where I am!
I’m in a place where I don’t know where I am!
It is not good to have a rule of many.
It is not good to have a rule of many.

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