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Quote of Homer - For the paths of night and...


Biography - Homer:

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

For the paths of night and day are near to each other.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Car les chemins du jour côtoient ceux de la nuit.

German
Denn es sind nah' beieinander die Wege der Nacht und des Tages.




See also 

See also...



The way up and down is one and the same.




Quotes for: day


Quotes

Quotes for: day


Seize the day.





The sun is new each day.





The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.





The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.





A day without laughter is a day wasted.





You cannot hold the day back, but you can avoid wasting it.
  











Quotes for: way


Quotes

Quotes for: way


If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.





One never goes so far as when one no longer knows where one is going.





Each man must invent his own path.





Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.





Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.





When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.











Quotes for: night


Quotes

Quotes for: night


As the sun is the light of the day, so the soul is the light of the awakened body. As the moon is the light of the night, so is the soul the light of the sleeping body.





The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.





Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.





I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.





I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.





Light had its allotted time; but timeless and infinite is the reign of the night − the duration of sleep eternal.







Quotes

Homer also said...


Sleep and Death are twin brothers.
Homer - Iliad  





Bad shepherds ruin their flocks!





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  





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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