Injustice, swift, erect, and unconfin'd, Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples o'er mankind.
Homer (c. 850 BC -)
Source: The Iliad, Book ix, Line 628
Contributed by: Zaady
To labour is the lot of man below; And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe.
Source: The Iliad, Book x, Line 78
As leaves on the trees, such is the life of man.
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
Forgetful youth! but know, the Power above With ease can save each object of his love; Wide as his will extends his boundless grace.
Source: The Odyssey, Book iii, Line 285
Yet taught by time, my heart has learn'd to glow For others' good, and melt at others' woe.
Source: The Odyssey, Book xviii, Line 269
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
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