Archilochus Quotes

Who is Archilochus?

Archilochus was an ancient Greek lyric poet.

Best Quotes by Archilochus

“Old women should not seek to be perfumed.”


“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”


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“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the pale new growth on an evergreen, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the colour of our kids’ eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking.”

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