Homer (flourished c. 700 BCE)

“A timid beggar is a bad beggar.”

  • The Odyssey (Book 17, approximately between lines 570-590) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and edited by D. C. H. Rieu. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009. The quote comes from a line delivered by Penelope to Odysseus, who was at the time disguised as a beggar.

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