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When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Either Zeus came to earth to shew his form to thee, Phidias, or thou to heaven hast gone the god to see.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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The confounding of all right and wrong, in wild fury, has averted from us the gracious favor of the gods. [Lat., Omnia fanda, nefanda, malo permista furore, Justificam nobis mentem avertere deorum.]

Catullus (Caius Quintus Valerius Catullus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (LXIV, 406)

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War is the father of us all, King of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.

Heraclitus of Ephesus Quotes

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I, Phoebus, sang those songs that gained so much renown I, Phoebus, sang them; Homer only wrote them down.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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Say, Bacchus, why so placid? What can there be In commune held by Pallas and by thee? Her pleasure is in darts and battles; thine In joyous feasts and draughts of rosy wine.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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Some thoughtlessly proclaim the Muses nine: A tenth is Sappho, maid divine.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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The Ethiop gods have Ethiop lips, Bronze cheeks, and woolly hair; The Grecian gods are like the Greeks, As keen-eyed, cold and fair.

Walter Bagehot Quotes , Source: Literary Studies (II, 410, Ignorance of Man)

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Speak of the gods as they are.

Walter Bagehot Quotes , Source: Literary Studies (II, 410, Ignorance of Man)

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And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

Bible Quotes , Source: Acts (ch. XIX, v. 28)

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And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair! And they heart the words it said-- Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: The Dead Pan

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The Graces, three erewhile, are three no more; A fourth is come with perfume sprinkled o'er. 'Tis Berenice blest and fair; were she Away the Graces would no Graces be.

Callimachus Quotes , Source: Epigram (V), (Goldwin Smith's rendering)

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Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore; The Muses are ten, and the Graces are four; Stella's wit is so charming, so sweet her fair face, She shines a new Venus, a Muse, and a Grace.

Callimachus Quotes , Source: Epigram (V), (Swift's rendering)

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Ye immortal gods! where in the world are we? [Lat., O dii immortales! ubinam gentium sumus?]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: In Catilinam (I, 4)

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Never, believe me, Appear the Immortals, Never alone.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Visits of the Gods, imitated from Schiller

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Nature's self's thy Ganymede.

Abraham Cowley Quotes , Source: Anacreontics--The Grasshopper (l. 8)

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With ravish'd ears The monarch hears, Assumes the god, Affects to nod, And seems to shake the spheres.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Alexander's Feast (l. 37)

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Creator Venus, genial power of love, The bliss of men below, and gods above! Beneath the sliding sun thou runn'st thy race, Dost fairest shine, and best become thy place; For thee the winds their eastern blasts forbear, Thy mouth reveals the spring, and opens all the year; Thee, goddess, thee, the storms of winter fly, Earth smiles with flowers renewing, laughs the sky.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Palamon and Arcite (bk. III, l. 1405)

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Cupid is a casuist, a mystic, and a cabalist,-- Can your lurking thought surprise, And interpret your device, . . . . All things wait for and divine him,-- How shall I dare to malign him?

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Initial Doemonic and Celestial Love (pt. I)

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Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip.

Robert Greene Quotes , Source: Perimedes the Blacksmith

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There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu, There's a little marble cross below the town, There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew, And the yellow god forever gazes down.

J. Milton Hayes Quotes , Source: The Green Eye of the Yellow God

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The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.

Bishop Reginald Heber Quotes , Source: Missionary Hymn

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Who hearkens to the gods, the gods give ear.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. I, l. 280), (Bryant's translation)

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The son of Saturn gave The nod with his dark brows. The ambrosial curls Upon the Sovereign One's immortal head Were shaken, and with them the mighty mount, Olympus trembled.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. I, l. 666), (Bryant's translation)

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Shakes his ambroisal curls, and gives the nod, The stamp of fate, and sanction of the god.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. I, l. 684), (Pope's translation)

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