Priam Quotes by Brad Pitt, Homer, Charles Caleb Colton, Umberto Eco, Martial and many others.
The gods envy us. They envy us because weвЂ™re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because weвЂ™re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
And overpowered by memory Both men gave way to grief. Priam wept freely For man – killing Hector, throbbing, crouching Before Achilles’ feet as Achilles wept himself, Now for his father, now for Patroclus once again And their sobbing rose and fell throughout the house.
Avarice begets more vices than Priam did children and like Priam survives them all. It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish him dead, and makes him submit to more mortifications to lose heaven than the martyr undergoes to gain it.
After so many years even the fire of passion dies, and with it what was believed the light of the truth. Who of us is able to say now whether Hector or Achilles was right, Agamemnon or Priam, when they fought over the beauty of a woman who is now dust and ashes?
Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.
Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
He who thinks that the lives of Priam and of Nestor were long is much deceived and mistaken. Life consists not in living, but in enjoying health.
There is nothing alive more agonized than man / of all that breathe and crawl across the earth.