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Quote of Homer - As is the generation of leaves...

Biography - Homer:

Legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
8th century BC
Place of birth: Turkey

As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity.
The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber
Burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning.
So one generation of men will grow while another dies.




Sur terre les humains passent comme les feuilles : si le vent fait tomber les unes sur le sol, la forêt vigoureuse, au retour du printemps, en fait pousser bien d'autres ; chez les hommes ainsi les générations l'une à l'autre succèdent.

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Quotes for: wind


Quotes for: wind

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.

The dunes change with the wind, but the desert remains the same.

The wind is rising!... We must try to live!


Quotes for: spring

One swallow does not make a summer.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope.

If a man cannot enjoy the return of spring, why should he be happy in a labour-saving Utopia? What will he do with the leisure that the machine will give him?

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.


Quotes for: generation

Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

In the human heart there is a perpetual generation of passions; so that the ruin of one is almost always the foundation of another.

Nations do not grow old in the same way that men do. Each generation born within the nation is like a new people.

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.


Homer also said...

Sleep and Death are twin brothers.
Homer - Iliad / 

Bad shepherds ruin their flocks!
Homer - Odyssey / 

For the paths of night and day are near to each other.
Homer - Iliad / 

And pines with thirst amidst a sea of waves.

Let us atone for the fault with speed: the hearts of good men admit of atonement.
Homer - Iliad / 

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