Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forgetfalls drop by drop upon the heart,until, in our own despair,against our will,comes wisdomthrough the awful grace of God. — Aeschylus as quoted by Robert F. Kennedy in his speech announcing the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be as you wish to seem. — Socrates 469 BC – 399 BC
I have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived—and dying I will tend to later. — Epictetus, The Discourses, Book I, 1, 32. (108 AD)
You’re my Star, a stargazer too,and I wish that I were Heaven,with a billion eyes to look at you! ― Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC)
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. — Aristotle (384–322 BC)