Homer Quotes

Most popular Homer Quotes

Union is strength.
— Homer
All men have need of the gods.
— Homer

gods

Sleep and his twin brother Death.

sleep

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.

hunger

In youth and beauty, wisdom is rare.
— Homer
Young men are thoughtless, as a rule.
— Homer
How vain, without the merit, is the name.
— Homer
Life is not to be bought with heaps of gold.

life

Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
— Homer

guests

Few were their words, but wonderfully clear.
— Homer
The belly is the commanding part of the body.
— Homer
For fate has wove the thread of life with pain.
— Homer
As leaves on the trees, such is the life of man.

life

'Tis a man's to fight, but Heaven's to give success.
— Homer
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
— Homer
No man of woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.
— Homer
It is always the latest song that an audience applauds the most.
— Homer
Nothing in the world is so incontinent as a man's cursed appetite.

appetite

Nothing in the world is so incontinent as man's accursed appetite.
The man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it.

disasters

The women of Greece count their age from their marriage, not from their birth.
— Homer

women

Oh woman, woman! when to ill thy mind Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.
— Homer

women

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, thus confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
— Homer
The woodcutter is far better for skill than he is for brute strength.
It is by skill that the sea captain holds his rapid ship
on its course, though torn by winds, over the wine-blue water.
By skill charioteer outpasses charioteer.

skill