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A LIGHT! a light! rise up, be swift;
I seize, I worship, and I lift
The bridal torches' festal ray...
- Euripides
He said that he had hurt himself on a wall or that he had fallen.
But there was probably another re...
- Constantine P. Cavafy (1919)
When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge....
- Constantine Petrou Cavafy, 1911
UP and lead the dance of Fate!
Lift the song that mortals hate!
Tell what rights are ours on earth...
- Aeschylus
THE whole wide ether is the eagle's way:
The whole earth is a brave man's fatherland.

Translated...
- Euripides
In these red labyrinths of London
I find that I have chosen
the strangest of all callings,
save t...
- Jorge Luis Borges
I'll never step ashore and feel your beach
the way I felt it as a barefoot child,
or see you waver...
- Ugo Fuscolo
LOVE, thou art victor in fight: thou mak'st all things afraid;
Thou couchest thee softly at night o...
- Sophocles
ONE with eyes the fairest
Cometh from his dwelling,
Some one loves thee, rarest,
Bright beyond my...
- Euripides
A friend to all is a friend to none....
- Aristotle
STRANGE is it that the godless, who have sprung
From evil-doers, should fare prosperously,
While g...
- Sophocles
THE night was passing, and the Grecian host
By no means sought to issue forth unseen.
But when ind...
- Aeschylus
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers....
- Plato
Like an ant who uneasily acquires knowledge

Under His knowledge's light many mainlands are bright...
- Akbar Aliev
NOW long and long from wintry Strymon blew
The weary, hungry, anchor-straining blasts,
The winds t...
- Aeschylus
My body is like
A field wasted by winter.
If only
I, like the field burnt-over,
Awaited the re...
- Lady Ise
MERRILY rose the bridal strain,
With the pipe of reed and the wild harp ringing,
With the Libyan f...
- Euripides
Nothing pleases me....
- El Greco
 
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