65 Homer Quotes On Success In Life

Homer was the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. These Homer quotes will motivate you.

Best Homer Quotes

  1. “Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” ~ Homer
  2. “I’m in a place where I don’t know where I am!” ~ Homer
  3. “There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” ~ Homer
  4. “Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” ~ Homer
  5. “The journey is its own reward.” ~ Homer

  6. “To be loved, you have to be nice to people, every day. But to be hated, you don’t have to do squat!” ~ Homer , Homer quotes on love
  7. “The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.” ~ Homer
  8. “If any man obeys the gods, they listen to him also.” ~ Homer
  9. “Go on with a spirit that fears nothing.” ~ Homer
  10. “The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie about the stars.” ~ Homer
  11. “Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.” ~ Homer

  12. “I guess some people never change… Or, they quickly change and then quickly change back.” ~ Homer
  13. “Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.” ~ Homer
  14. “Because they’re stupid, that’s why. That’s why everybody does everything.” ~ Homer
  15. “Be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.” ~ Homer
  16. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” ~ Homer
  17. “out of sight,out of mind” ~ Homer
  18. “After the event, even a fool is wise.” ~ Homer
  19. “And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.” ~ Homer

  20. “Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.” ~ Homer
  21. For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother” ~ Homer
  22. “Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.” ~ Homer
  23. “Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.” ~ Homer
  24. “youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgment.” ~ Homer
  25. “It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.” ~ Homer
  26. “Trying is the first step toward failure.” ~ Homer

  27. “To speak his thoughts is every freeman’s right, in peace and war, in council and in fight.” ~ Homer , Homer quotes about war
  28. “In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!” ~ Homer
  29. “The force of union conquers all.” ~ Homer
  30. “Each man delights in the work that suits him best.” ~ Homer
  31. “It’s disgraceful how these humans blame the gods. They say their tribulations come from us, when they themselves, through their own foolishness, bring hardships which are not decreed by Fate.” ~ Homer
  32. “Better to live or die, once and for all, than die by inches.” ~ Homer

  33. “Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.” ~ Homer
  34. “Modesty is of no use to a beggar.” ~ Homer
  35. “Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.” ~ Homer
  36. “Even a fool learns something once it hits him.” ~ Homer
  37. “Most grievous of all deaths it is to die of hunger.” ~ Homer , Homer quotes on death
  38. “Death submits to no one.” ~ Homer
  39. A woman is a lot like a refrigerator. Six feet tall, 300 pounds…it makes ice.” ~ Homer
  40. “What mighty woes
    To thy imperial race from woman rose.” ~ Homer
  41. “How vain, without the merit, is the name.” ~ Homer

  42. “The lot of man-to suffer and die.” ~ Homer
  43. “Unextinguished laughter shakes the skies.” ~ Homer
  44. “There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.” ~ Homer
  45. “Young people are thoughtless as a rule.” ~ Homer
  46. “Immortals are never alien to one another.” ~ Homer
  47. “Bear patiently, my heart, for you have suffered heavier things.” ~ Homer

  48. “And for yourself, may the gods grant you your heart’s desire, a husband and a home, and the blessing of a harmonious life. For nothing is greater or finer than this, when a man and woman live together with one heart and mind, bringing joy to their friends and grief to their foes.” ~ Homer
  49. “The tongue of man is a twisty thing.” ~ Homer
  50. “Too many kings can ruin an army” ~ Homer
  51. “And empty words are evil.” ~ Homer

  52. “Being eaten by a crocodile is just like going to sleep…in a giant blender.” ~ Homer
  53. “A guest never forgets the host who has treated him kindly.” ~ Homer
  54. “Light is the task where many share the toil.” ~ Homer
  55. “Everything flows and nothing stays.” ~ Homer
  56. “A young man is embarrassed to question an older one.” ~ Homer
  57. “For too much rest becomes a pain.” ~ Homer

  58. “Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.” ~ Homer
  59. “A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth – and the season of spring comes on. So of men, one generation springs forth and another ceases.” ~ Homer
  60. “Few sons are like their fathers – many are worse, few better.” ~ Homer
  61. “You ought not to practice childish ways, since you are no longer that age.” ~ Homer
  62. “The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside.” ~ Homer
  63. “A hunter of shadows, himself a shade.” ~ Homer
  64. “It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize, And to be swift is less than to be wise.” ~ Homer
  65. “Will cast the spear and leave the rest to Jove.” ~ Homer

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