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Persian King Xerxes quotes by Bertrand Russell
#1. After Justinian became Emperor: "He was a man of deep piety, which he signalized, two years after his accession, by closing the schools of philosophy in Athens, where paganism still reigned. The dispossessed philosophers betook themselves to Persia, where the king received them kindly. But they were shocked
more so, says Gibbon, than became philosophers
by the Persian practices of polygamy and incest, so they returned home again, and faded into obscurity." How tumultuous thou art, sixth century! #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Philip Freeman
#2. As he explained to his officers and men, the war against Persia could not be finished until the shah, as the Persians called their king, was mat, or finished. The endgame had to be shah mat, a Persian phrase that would evolve in time into checkmate. #Quote by Philip Freeman
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Eoin Colfer
#3. Vern did not trust humans was the long and short of it. Not a single one. He had known many in his life, even liked a few, but in the end they all sold him out to the angry mob. Which was why he holed up in Honey Island Swamp out of harm's way.
Vern liked the swamp okay. As much as he liked anything after all these years. Goddamn, so many years just stretching out behind him like bricks in that road old King Darius put down back in who gives a shit BC. Funny how things came back out of the blue. Like that ancient Persian road. He couldn't remember last week, and now he was flashing back a couple thousand years, give or take. Vern had baked half those bricks his own self, back when he still did a little blue-collar. Nearly wore out the internal combustion engine. Shed his skin two seasons early because of that bitch of a job. That and diet. No one had a clue about nutrition in those days. Vern was mostly ketogenic now, high fat, low carbs, apart from his beloved breakfast cereals. Keto made perfect sense for a dragon, especially with his core temperature. Unfortunately, it meant that beer had to go, but he got by on vodka. Absolut was his preferred brand. A little high on alcohol but easiest on the system. #Quote by Eoin Colfer
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Diodorus Siculus
#4. King Croesus, watching Persian soldiers sack [his capital city], is supposed to have asked the Persian King Cyrus, 'What is it that all those men of yours are so intent upon doing?' 'They are plundering your city and carrying off your treasures,' Cyrus replied. 'Not my city or my treasures,' Croesus corrected him. 'Nothing there any longer belongs to me. It is you they are robbing.' #Quote by Diodorus Siculus
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Will Alexander
#5. As a king, I have specified 2 urns as my backdrop, I have drank a cold Islamic green from my goblet, I have surveyed the Moorish lanterns of Iberia, so that when I come to a stance, when I come to a wisely chosen acre of granite, I am on grounds of a new undistinguished bodily grain, a prophet increased by fore-shortened spells, by Persian miniature gladioli, roosting upon the blood of erupting lateral wheat. #Quote by Will Alexander
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Bill Schutt
#6. In his masterpiece, The Histories, the man often referred to as the Father of History wrote that the Persian king Darius asked some Greeks what it would take for them to eat their dead fathers. "No price in the world," they cried (presumably in unison). Next, Darius summoned several Callatians, who lived in India and "who eat their dead fathers." Darius asked them what price would make them burn their dead fathers upon a pyre, the preferred funerary method of the Greeks. "Don't mention such horrors!" they shouted.

Herodotus (writing as Darius) then demonstrated a degree of understanding that would have made modern anthropologists proud. "These are matters of settled custom," he wrote, before paraphrasing the lyric poet Pindar, "And custom is King of all." In other words, society defines what is right and what is wrong. #Quote by Bill Schutt
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Frank Miller
#7. Xerxes: It isn't wise to stand against me, Leonidas. Imagine what horrible fate awaits my enemies when I would gladly kill any of my own men for victory.
King Leonidas: And I would die for any one of mine. #Quote by Frank Miller
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Johann Joachim Becher
#8. The chemists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapour, soot and flame, poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. #Quote by Johann Joachim Becher
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Oscar Wilde
#9. Like Keats he may wander through the old-world forests of Latmos, or stand like Morris on the galley's deck with the Viking when king and galley have long since passed away. But the drama is the meeting-place of art and life; it deals, as Mazzini said, not merely with man, but with social man, with man in his relation to God and to Humanity. It is the product of a period of great national united energy; it is impossible without a noble public, and belongs to such ages as the age of Elizabeth in London and of Pericles at Athens; it is part of such lofty moral and spiritual ardour as came to Greek after the defeat of the Persian fleet, and to Englishman after the wreck of the Armada of Spain. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Victor Ortiz
#10. I want to be one of the greats. I want to be the pound for pound king and I know what it takes to get there. #Quote by Victor Ortiz
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Barack Obama
#11. Today, we are closer to fulfilling America's promise of economic and social justice because we stand on the shoulders of giants like Dr. King, yet our future progress will depend on how we prepare our next generation of leaders. We must fortify their ladders of opportunity by correcting social injustice, breaking the cycle of poverty in struggling communities, and reinvesting in our schools. Education can unlock a child's potential and remains our strongest weapon against injustice and inequality. #Quote by Barack Obama
Persian King Xerxes quotes by B.B. King
#12. Kenny Burrell is overall the greatest guitarist in the world and he's my favorite. #Quote by B.B. King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#13. Try not to leave your work for someone else to do. If possible, carry the work of someone and add it to yours. That's a trait of leaders! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Megan Whalen Turner
#14. The queen was settling on the edge of the bed, ungainly with hesitation and at the same time exquisite in her grace, like a heron landing in a treetop. #Quote by Megan Whalen Turner
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Stephen King
#15. If you turned in a paper with writing on it, you were guaranteed a hook from Jake Epping of the LHS English Department, and if the writing was organized into actual paragraphs, you got at least a B-minus. #Quote by Stephen King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by A.S. King
#16. Because we were suffering.
Lisi and I told you.
You asked and we told you.
And even though you knew and didn't do anything to help me, I'm okay. And I want you to know I hope you're okay, too.
Sincerely, Gerald Faust #Quote by A.S. King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Stephen King
#17. Ricky Lee's father had once told him that if a man was in his right mind, you brought him what he paid for, be it piss or poison. Ricky Lee didn't know if that was good advice or bad, but he knew that if you tended bar for a living, it went a fair piece toward saving you from being chomped into gator-bait by your own conscience. #Quote by Stephen King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Plutarch
#18. King Agis said, The Lacedaemonians are not wont to ask how many, but where the enemy are. #Quote by Plutarch
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Sam Storms
#19. There are no term limits on His reign. He has always been King and He always will be King. There is no death that threatens the perpetuity of His sovereign authority. There is no usurping of power by a lesser rival to His throne. There are no coups, no revolutions (at least, none that succeed). There is no threat of impeachment. He is a King who rules eternally. #Quote by Sam Storms
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Shia Labeouf
#20. I was doing stand up comedy when I was 11, that's how I got started; not because I wanted to do comedy, but because we were broke, living in Echo Park in Downtown Los Angeles, from 1986, I saw the Rodney King riots; my parents didn't really work. But I wanted a new backpack, that's how I got into this business - I wanted a new backpack. #Quote by Shia Labeouf
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Kaui Hart Hemmings
#21. TIA OR TARA has stopped applying makeup to my wife's face and is looking at Scottie with disapproval. The light is hitting this woman's face, giving me an opportunity to see that she should perhaps be working on her own makeup. Her coloring is similar to a manila envelope. There are specks of white in her eyebrows, and her concealer is not concealing. I can tell my daughter doesn't know what to do with this woman's critical look.

"What?" Scottie asks. "I don't want any makeup." She looks at me for protection, and it's heartbreaking. All the women who model with Joanie have this inane urge to make over my daughter with the notion that they're helping her somehow. She's not as pretty as her older sister or her mother, and these other models think that slapping on some rouge will somehow make her feel better about her facial fate. They're like missionaries. Mascara thumpers.

"I was just going to say that I think your mother was enjoying the view," Tia or Tara says. "It's so pretty outside. You should let the light in."

My daughter looks at the curtain. Her little mouth is open. Her hand reaches for a tumbleweed of hair.

"Listen here, T. Her mother was not enjoying the view. Her mother is in a coma. And she's not supposed to be in bright light."

"My name is not T," she says. "My name is Allison."

"Okay, then, Ali. Don't confuse my daughter, please."

"I'm turning into a remarkable young lady," Scottie say #Quote by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Ed King
#22. There was no miracle that night ... #Quote by Ed King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Stephen King
#23. It could be a work of fiction, or history, or both - a long book exploding out of this central place in a hundred directions. #Quote by Stephen King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Ron Luciano
#24. Being an umpire is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing. #Quote by Ron Luciano
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Stephen King
#25. In many ways the world is nothing but a pile of shit. But it can also be very beautiful. #Quote by Stephen King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Michael J. Sullivan
#26. Royce cast a harsh and anxious look at the prince.
"What?" Alric asked.
"I thought we discussed the importance of keeping a low profile."
"Oh, please." The prince waved a hand at the thief. "I don't think it will
get me killed if this monk knows I'm the king. Look at him. I've seen
drowned rats more formidable. #Quote by Michael J. Sullivan
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Deny King
#27. I liked the South-West straightaway - the beautiful scenery, the way the mountains slope down to the sea. And the wildness of it all. #Quote by Deny King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Robert F. Kennedy
#28. Ladies and Gentlemen - I'm only going to talk to you just for a minute or so this evening. Because...

I have some very sad news for all of you, and I think sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.

Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in.

For those of you who are black - considering the evidence evidently is that there were white people who were responsible - you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge.

We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization - black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love.

For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a #Quote by Robert F. Kennedy
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#29. We decided to set our direct-action program around the Easter season, realizing that, with exception of Christmas, this was the largest shopping period of the year. Knowing that a strong economic withdrawal program would be the by-product of direct action. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Persian King Xerxes quotes by W.B.Yeats
#30. A daughter of a King of Ireland, heard
A voice singing on a May Eve like this,
And followed half awake and half asleep,
Until she came into the Land of Faery,
Where nobody gets old and godly and grave,
Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise,
Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
And she is still there, busied with a dance
Deep in the dewy shadow of a wood,
Or where stars walk upon a mountain-top. #Quote by W.B.Yeats
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Stephen King
#31. On Twitter at last, and can't think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be. #Quote by Stephen King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Edward T. Welch
#32. We loathe worthlessness, and for good reason. We have a primal sense that we exist for something better and, indeed, we do. We are created in the King's image and created to be with him. But there is a reason we oppose worthlessness that is much darker: we want worth in ourselves, apart from our relationship with Jesus. When this other reason dominates, all the talk about the glory of the King and the reflected glory we experience as we are joined to him by faith is meaningless. Our hearts are searching for something else. The only solution is to turn away from putting our trust in something other than Jesus, which is actually nothing, and turn back to the Lord. It is called repentance, and it is the way to clarity and rest. #Quote by Edward T. Welch
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Nat King Cole
#33. I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South. #Quote by Nat King Cole
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Dion Fortune
#34. It's quite simple and natural if you think it out. The old pagan Britons were in the habit of having fairs when they assembled at their holy centres for the big sun festivals. The fairs went on just the same, whether they were pagan or Christian, and the missionary centres grew up where the crowds came together. When the king was converted, they just changed the Sun for the Son. The common people never knew the difference. They went for the fun of the fair and took part in the ceremonies to bring good luck and make the fields fertile. How were they to know the difference between Good Friday and the spring ploughing festival? There was a human sacrifice on both occasions. #Quote by Dion Fortune
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Larry King
#35. i never learned anything while i was talking. #Quote by Larry King
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Kaui Hart Hemmings
#36. What are we talking about?" Alex says. "This is fucking nonsense."

The couple ahead of us turns slightly.

"What are you looking at?" Alex says to them.

I don't bother to reprimand her, because really, what are they looking at? I slow my pace and Alex punches Scottie in the arm.

"Ow!" Scottie screams.

"Alex! Why are we still on this pattern?"

"Hit her back, Dad," Scottie yells.

Alex grabs Scottie's neck.

"You're hurting me," Scottie says.

"That's kind of the point," Alex says.

I grab both children by the arm and pull them down to the sand. Sid covers his mouth with his hand and bends over, laughing silently.

"'What do you love about Mom?'" Alex says, mimicking her sister. "Shut up, already. And stop babying her."

I sit down between them and don't say a word. Sid sits next to Alex. "Easy, tiger," he says. I look at the waves crashing down on the sand. A few women walk by and give me this knowing look, as though a father with his kids is such a precious sight. It takes so little to be revered as a father. I can tell the girls are waiting for me to say something, but what can I say that hasn't been said? I've shouted, I've reasoned, I've even spanked. Nothing works.

"What do you love about Mom, Scottie?" I ask, glaring at Alex.

She takes a moment to think. "Lots of stuff. She's not old and ugly, like most moms."

"What #Quote by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Suzannah Rowntree
#37. Sir Ector looked into the fire, fidgeting with something in his pocket.
"I have something for you," he said at last. "It was your mother's." And he drew out the thing in his pocket and held it up to her.
The ring Blanche took from him was antique silver, cabochon-set with a glimmering moonstone. Her mother's ring! Blanche folded it into her hand and held tightly to the only thing her parents had left her. #Quote by Suzannah Rowntree
Persian King Xerxes quotes by Stephen King
#38. The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. #Quote by Stephen King

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