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Archilochus Quotes

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680 BC - 645 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Greek Poet

Old women should not seek to be perfumed.


And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?


Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.


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