20 Ancient Quotes From Before Christ to A.D. – The Original ‘Secret’?

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Long before Christ, the Roman Emperors, Greek Philosophers, Confucius, Buddha. From Plato to Archimedes and many other people, whose vision was so insightful, their famous words have not only helped craft the world as you and I know it . . . many of these ancient quotes are still used today, with some adaptations by people to create millionaires and billionaires.

Read All 20 Ancient Quotes – How Many Do YOU Recognize?

1.

“Every man is the architect of his own future”.
Sallust (86 -35 BC) Roman Historian

2.

Your life is an expression of all your thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180) – Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher

3.

“Men are not troubled by things themselves, but by their thoughts about them”.
Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) – Greek Stoic Philosopher

4.

“He has half the deed done who has mad a beginning”.
Horace (65-8 B.C.) – Roman Poet and Satirist

5.

“First say to yourself what would you be; and then do what you have to do”.
Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher

6.

“The nature of man is always the same; it is their habits that separate them”.
Confucius (551-479 B.C.) – Chinese Philosopher

7.

“Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them”.
Plato (428-327 BC) – Greek Philosopher and Prose Writer

8.

“They can do all because they think they can”.
Virgil (70-9 BC) – Roman Poet

9.

“Where fear is . . . happiness is not”.
Seneca (4BC – AD65) – Roman Philosopher and Playwright

10.

“Give me where to stand and I will move the earth”.
Archimedes (287-212 BC) – Syracusan Mathematician, Astronomer and Inventor

11.

“Learn what you are and be such”.
Pindar (522-438 BC) – Greek Poet

12.

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do”.
Aristotle (383-322 BC) – Greek Philosopher

13.

“Our life is what our thoughts are make it”.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180) Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher

14.

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.
Solomon (10th Century BC) – King of Israel & reputed author of Biblical Books

15.

“When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself”.
Plato (428-327 BC) – Greek Philosopher and Prose Writer

16.

“What we are is what we have thought for years”.
Gautama The Buddha (560-480 BC) – Indian Spiritual leader and Founder of Buddhism

17.

“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself”.
Publilius Syrus – (1st century BC) – Latin Writer of Mimes

18.

“Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be a time. Let it first blossom then bear fruit, then ripen”.
Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher

19.

“Practice yourself for heaven’s sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater”.
Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher

20.

“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little”.
Plutarch (C. A.D. 46 – C 120) – Greek Biographer and Essayist

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