The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog one big one.
Take the joy and bear the sorrow, looking past your hopes and fears: learn to recognize the measured dance that orders all our years.Archilochus"Archilochos: To His Soul" : A fragment, as translated from the Greek by Jon Corelis
Nothing can be surprising any more or impossible or miraculous, now that Zeus, father of the Olympians has made night out of noonday, hiding the bright sunlight, and . . . fear has come upon mankind. After this, men can believe anything, expect anything. Don't any of you be surprised in future if land beasts change places with dolphins and go to live in their salty pastures, and get to like the sounding waves of the sea more than the land, while the dolphins prefer the mountains.ArchilochusVariant: Zeus, the father of the Olympic Gods, turned mid-day into night, hiding the light of the dazzling Sun; and sore fear came upon men.
These golden matters Of Gyges and his treasuries Are no concern of mine. Jealousy has no power over me, Nor do I envy a god his work, And I do not burn to rule. Such things have no Fascination for my eyes.ArchilochusVariant: The affairs of gold-laden Gyges do not interest me
I have a high art: I hurt with cruelty those who wound me.ArchilochusAs quoted in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Vol. 20 (2001), p. 184Variant: I have a high art; I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me.As quoted in Quotations for Martial Artists : Hundreds of Inspirational Quotes to Motivate and Enlighten the Modern Warrior (2003) edited by John D. Moore
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