Homer (flourished c. 700 BCE)

“The whole world prays that a heartless man who behaves heartlessly will suffer misfortune in his life, and derides him after his death; whereas when a man behaves kindly because his heart is kind, his reputation is spread far and wide by the guests he befriends , and he has no lack of people to sing his praises.”

  • The Odyssey (Book 19, approx.  line 330) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and edited by D. C. H. Rieu. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009.

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