Born: 556 BC
Die: 468 BC
Occupation: Lyric poet
Simonides of Ceos
If to die honorably is the greatest Part of virtue, for us fate's done her best. Because we fought to crown Greece with freedom We lie here enjoying timeless fame.
Not even the gods fight against necessity.
There is no better test of a man's work than time, which also reveals the thoughts which lay hidden in his breast.
We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razor's edge.
A man gains no possession better than a good woman, nothing more horrible than a bad one.
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss