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Daemon
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Reproach is infinite, and knows no end.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)
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One can forgive but impossible to forget
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Reproach is a good breakfast, but bad - supper...
JMV
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Reproach is infinite, and knows no end.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

I take it he's married.
RoadRunner
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:45:09 AM

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Man carries two bags; the front one for other people mistakes and the one on his back is for his own faults.
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Context from:
The Iliad

BOOK 20:

THE BATTLE OF THE GODS, AND THE ACTS OF ACHILLES Pag 380


'tis fortune gives us birth,
But Jove alone endues the soul with worth:
He, source of power and might! with boundless sway,
All human courage gives or takes away.
Long in the field of words we may contend,
Reproach is infinite, and knows no end,
Armed or with truth or falsehood, right or wrong,
So voluble a weapon is the tongue;
Wounded, we wound; and neither side can fail,
For every man has equal strength to rail:
Women alone, when in the streets they jar,
Perhaps excel us in this wordy war;
Like us they stand, encompassed with the crowd,
And vent their anger, impotent and loud.
Cease then: our business in the field of fight
Is not to question, but to prove our might.
To all those insults thou hast offered here
Receive this answer: 'tis my flying spear."
He spoke. With all his force the javelin flung,
Fixed deep, and loudly in the buckler rung.
Far on his outstretched arm Pelides held,
To meet the thundering lance, his dreadful shield,
That trembled as it stuck; nor void of fear
Saw, ere it fell, the immeasurable spear.

Æneas elaborately explains his relationship to Hector. Both were fourth in descent from Tros. It has been suggested that he thus purposely associates himself with the slayer of Patroclus in order to give a more distinct point to his defiance of Achilles. The original is more pointed than Pope's translation shows: "I boast myself to be of the same race and blood."

Read and listen to this passage : http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/117/the-iliad/2025/book-20-the-battle-of-the-gods-and-the-acts-of-achilles/
Gary98
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Reproach is infinite, and knows no end.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


You don't know the half of it. Don't get me started on this.
mudbudda669
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:11:42 PM

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Must be something about mankind
Pedro1
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:01:23 PM
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it's been more than 25 centuries and it hasn't ended
ddaniel
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:29:47 PM

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what do you think infinite means? obviously not you.
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:32:39 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Reproach is infinite, and knows no end.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


As long as man can wag a tongue and point a finger reproach will feed on itself, fists will eventually grip the weapon of choice
and blood will be spilled to blind the eyes to any reason.
Jaume
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Criticism has no end indeed,even the rich,poor and the needy have critics
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