„Our world knew, before thou wert born, that when the last cup was drained, it was time to go, — time to rest, — and it knows yet how to do that with calmness. Plato declares that virtue is music, that the life of a sage is harmony. If that be true, I shall die as I have lived, — virtuously.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, könyv Quo vadis

Petronius, Ch. 72
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontextus: No God has promised me immortality; hence no surprise meets me. At the same time thou art mistaken, Vinicius, in asserting that only thy God teaches man to die calmly. No. Our world knew, before thou wert born, that when the last cup was drained, it was time to go, — time to rest, — and it knows yet how to do that with calmness. Plato declares that virtue is music, that the life of a sage is harmony. If that be true, I shall die as I have lived, — virtuously.

Utolsó frissítés 2020. május 22.. Történelem
Henryk Sienkiewicz fénykép
Henryk Sienkiewicz1
lengyel regényíró 1846 - 1916

Hasonló idézetek

Robert Fulghum fénykép

„But it is not time for me to die; I have not yet finished my life's work.“

—  Jan Burgers Dutch physicist 1895 - 1981

a little time before his death, as quoted by A. J. Q. Alkemade, in [Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland, 1982, http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/BWN/lemmata/bwn5/burgers]

Carl Friedrich Gauss fénykép

„I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.“

—  Carl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and physical scientist 1777 - 1855

The Mind and the Eye (1954) by A. Arber

Francis Scott Key fénykép

„Yet yield not to despair! be born again,
And thou shalt live a life of joy and peace,
Shall die a death of triumph, and thy strain
Be changed to notes of rapture ne'er to cease.“

—  Francis Scott Key American lawyer and poet 1779 - 1843

"On Reading Fawcett's Lines On Revisiting Scenes Of Early Life" in Poems of the Late Francis Scott Key, Esq. (1857), p. 87.
Kontextus: p>So sings the world's fond slave! so flies the dream
Of life's gay morn; so sinks the meteor ray
Of fancy into darkness; and no beam
Of purer light shines on the wanderer's way.So sings not he who soars on other wings
Than fancy lends him; whom a cheering faith
Warms and sustains, and whose freed spirit springs
To joys that bloom beyond the reach of death.And thou would'st live again! again dream o'er
The wild and feverish visions of thy youth
Again to wake in sorrow, and deplore
Thy wanderings from the peaceful paths of truth! Yet yield not to despair! be born again,
And thou shalt live a life of joy and peace,
Shall die a death of triumph, and thy strain
Be changed to notes of rapture ne'er to cease.</p

Cesare Pavese fénykép
Haruki Murakami fénykép
Louise Chandler Moulton fénykép

„This Life is a fleeting breath,
And whither and how shall I go,
When I wander away with Death
By a path that I do not know?“

—  Louise Chandler Moulton American poet, story-writer and critic 1835 - 1908

When I wander away with Death.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

William Shakespeare fénykép
Lucretius fénykép

„Why dost thou not retire like a guest sated with the banquet of life, and with calm mind embrace, thou fool, a rest that knows no care?“

—  Lucretius Roman poet and philosopher -94 - -55 i.e.

Book III, lines 938–939 (tr. Bailey)
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Eredeti: (la) Cur non ut plenus vitae conviva recedis
aequo animoque capis securam, stulte, quietem?

Ralph Waldo Emerson fénykép

„The cup of life is not so shallow
That we have drained the best
That all the wine at once we swallow
And lees make all the rest.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1827 journal entry reproduced in Emerson: The Mind on Fire (1995), p. 82

Sue Monk Kidd fénykép
Sonny Bill Williams fénykép

„In 20 years time, I want to say 'didn't I have a go when I was in my prime', and I went back to play rugby league, tried to make the Rugby World Cup, tried to make the Olympics or tried to win the World Cup with the Kiwis.“

—  Sonny Bill Williams New Zealand rugby player and heavyweight boxer 1985

Sonny Bill Williams regrets nothing http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sonny-bill-williams-regrets-nothing-20131129-2yfvd.html, by Brad Walter, Sydney Morning Herald, dated 29 November 2013.

Alastair Reynolds fénykép
Sarah Bakewell fénykép
Albert Camus fénykép
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