As leaves on the trees, such is the life of man.
Homer (c. 850 BC -)
Contributed by: Zaady
How God ever brings like to like.
Like leaves on trees the race of man is found,- Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies: They fall successive, and successive rise.
Source: The Iliad, Book vi, Line 181
And taste The melancholy joy of evils past: For he who much has suffer'd, much will know.
Source: The Odyssey, Book xv, Line 434
And twins ev'n from the birth are Misery and Man!
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
One omen is best, to fight in defense of one's country.
Not two strong men the enormous weight could raise,- Such men as live in these degenerate days.
Source: The Iliad, Book v, Line 371
And would'st thou evil for his good repay?
Source: The Odyssey, Book xvi, Line 448
I am a part of all that I have met. Yet, experience is an arch wherethro gleams that untravl'd world whose margin fades forever and forever when I move.
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