7 Inspiring Quotes Our Forefathers Left Us

Oftentimes we are pursuing the latest idea, the newest method, or a solution that no one has heard of. But throughout history, our forefathers have left us wisdom – words to live by that relevant until today.


What you’ll find below are quotes from kings, emperors, lawyers, poets, mathematicians, teachers, and many more. These quotes have been preserved for centuries and are still useful in our everyday lives.

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” -Marcus Aurelius

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” –Socrates

“Difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.” –Seneca the Younger

“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind and has given up worrying once and for all.” -Ovid

“If you do not change direction you may end up where you are heading.” –Lao Tzu

“Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.” –Homer

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” –Tacitus

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