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Akhenaton Quotes


A Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, ruled for 17 years
(c. 1385 BC - 1336(4?) BC)

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.
[Principles]
 

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.
[Prudence]
 

Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
[Honor]
 

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
[Anger]
 

Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.
[Action]
 

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee.
[Wisdom]
 

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
[Resolution]
 

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
[Wisdom]
 

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
[Wisdom]
 

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
[Beauty]