Akhnaton

c.1375 - c.1353 BC

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on enemies, flattery, friendship, hatred, and truth

Say not unto thyself, Behold, truth breedeth hatred, and I will avoid it; dissimulation raiseth friends, and I will follow it. Are not the enemies made by truth, better than the friends obtained by flattery?

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on boldness, delay, god, heart, hope, punishment, and secrets

O think not, bold man, because thy punishment is delayed, that the arm of God is weakened; neither flatter thyself with hopes that He winketh at thy doings. His eye pierceth the secrets of every heart, and He remembereth them for ever...

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on ambition, anguish, joy, and mind

The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on arrogance, laughter, observation, and pride

Behold the vain man, and observe the arrogant; he clotheth himself in rich attire, he walketh in the public street, he casteth round his eyes, and courteth observation. He tosseth up his head, and overlooketh the poor; he treateth his inferiors with insolence, his superiors in return look down on his pride and folly with laughter.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on ignorance, mind, and wisdom

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on good and learning

Learn that the advantage lieth not in possessing good things, but in the knowing the use of them.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on adversity, despair, and prosperity

Presume not in prosperity, neither despair in adversity: court not dangers, nor meanly fly from before them: dare to despise whatever will not remain with thee.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on guidance, heart, life, maxims, prudence, and words

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on heart, life, and present

Labour not after riches first, and think thou afterwards wilt enjoy them. He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he hath. As the arrow passeth through the heart, while the warrior knew not that it was coming; so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on body, cowardice, danger, and fear

As the ostrich when pursued hideth his head, but forgetteth his body; so the fears of a coward expose him to danger.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

Contributed by: Zaady

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