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Quote of Homer - Sleep and Death are twin brothers....

Biography - Homer:

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

Sleep and Death are twin brothers.



(French, German)

Le sommeil et la mort sont des frères jumeaux.

Schlaf und Tod, den Zwillingsbrüdern.

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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Quotes for: sleep


Quotes for: sleep

Life is a sleep and love is its dream; and you have lived if you have loved.

When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep.

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Sleep is the best meditation.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

Quotes for: death


Quotes about death:

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.


Homer also said...

Bad shepherds ruin their flocks!
Homer - Odyssey / 

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.

Homer - Iliad / 

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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