I have grouped some of the Homer quotes into rough themes.
"For such is fate, nor canst thou turn its course With all thy rage, with all thy rebel force." Jove to Juno. Hom, Il.VIII. 153
- VIRTUE: "A cruel heart ill suits a manly mind." Phoenix. Hom. Il.IX. 172
"For great examples justify command." Nestor. Hom. Il.X. 182.
- PATRIOTISM & AGE:
"Yet, if my years thy kind regard engage,
Employ thy youth as I employ my age;
Succeed to these my cares, and rouse the rest;
He serves me most, who serves his country best." Nestor to Diomedes. Hom. Il.X. 183
- "What for ourselves we can, is always ours." Diomedes. Hom. Il.IX. 177.