Quotes: gods

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    'Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
  • Herman Melville
    Herman Melville
    American author 1819-1891
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    In our own hearts, we mold the whole world's hereafters; and in our own hearts we fashion our own gods.
  • Don Marquis
    Don Marquis
    American writer 1878-1937
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    A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    American afro-amerikan leader, writer 1935-
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    All the gods are dead except the god of war.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
  • Hesiod
    Hesiod
    Greek poet 8th century BC
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    Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steer is the way to it.
  • Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell
    American mythologist 1904-1987
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    Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
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