I enjoy historical quotes. The most recent one I’ve enjoyed is the prominent passage, Horatius by Thomas Babington Macaulay, which is highlighted by the movie Oblivion.
Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods?”
Horatius by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)
I found it interesting that supposedly, Horatius by Thomas Babington Macaulay, was published in 1842. This would have been the year after Macaulay finished a posting as the Secretary of War for the British empire, 1842. Horatius by Thomas Babington Macaulay, was published beforehand but is now available in the book, Lays of Ancient Rome (free).
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