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Achilles Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Achilles
  1. #1
    Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concept
    Lies
  2. #2
    And overpowered by memory both men gave way to grief. Priam wept freely for man - killing Hector, throbbing, crouching before Achilles’ feet as Achilles wept himself, now for his father, now for Patroclus once again and their sobbing rose and fell throughout the house.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concepts
    SadnessGrief
  3. #3
    Come, Friend, you too must die. Why moan about it so? Even Patroclus died, a far, far better man than you.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    characters
    LycaonAchilles
    concept
    Death
  4. #4
    We men are wretched things.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concept
    Human Nature
  5. #5
    Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concept
    Life
  6. #6
    The roaring seas and many a dark range of mountains lie between us.
  7. #7
    Now I am making an end of my anger. It does not become me, unrelentingly to rage on.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concept
    Anger
  8. #8
    My life is more to me than all the wealth of Ilius
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concept
    Life
  9. #9
    Like a girl, a baby running after her mother, begging to be picked up, and she tugs on her skirts, holding her back as she tries to hurry off—all tears, fawning up at her, till she takes her in her arms… That’s how you look, Patroclus, streaming live tears.
    author
    Homer
    person
    Parents
    book
    The Iliad
    characters
    PatroclusAchilles
  10. #10
    Death and the strong force of fate are waiting. There will come a dawn or sunset or high noon when a man will take my life in battle too -- flinging a spear perhaps or whipping a deadly arrow off his bow.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concepts
    WarDeath
  11. #11
    I say no wealth is worth my life!
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concepts
    WorthMoneyLife
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