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The Lord gives and the

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, as it pleases him, for he can do all things.
– Homer

Life and death are balanced

Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor.

– Homer

And they die an equal

And they die an equal death — the idler and the man of mighty deeds.

– Homer

Cowards die many times before

Cowards die many times before their deaths
The valiant never taste of death but once.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar

Better to flee from death than feel its grip.

– HOMER

Better to live or die

Better to live or die, once and for all, than die by inches.

– HOMER

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
– Homer

Rare gift! but oh, what gift to fools avails!
– Homer

Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
– Homer

In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!
– Homer