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Pindar
(c. 518BC-438 BC) born on
Sep 04
Greek poet. He greatly influenced Western poets as the master of "epinicia," odes celebrating athletic victory.
         
   
F
Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.

R
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
A
Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.
N
If one but tell a thing well, it moves on with undying voice, and over the fruitful earth and across the sea goes the bright gleam of noble deeds ever unquenchable.
K
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
R: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
K: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
   


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