quote by Arthur Erickson

The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.

— Arthur Erickson

Fascinating Achilles quotations

Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.

Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute.

Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute.

Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel, not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world's economic leader.

All interesting heroes have an Achilles heel.

Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

The two things that can hurt you are if you need money or if you need fame.

Those are the things that can be your Achilles' heel. But if you don't need money and you don't need fame, then you're free.

Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn't even know his name today.

Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed.

You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

If I had to think of what I would do different in my whole career, it's that I never would have picked up a beer, bottle of vodka. That definitely changed my life. That is an Achilles' heel for me.

In questioning initially whether I am a great investor, I open the door to question whether other similarly esteemed public icons like Bill Miller are as well. It seems, perhaps, that the longer and longer you keep at it in this business the more and more time you have to expose your Achilles heel - wherever and whatever that might be.

What song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.

Anybody who has political ambition has an Achilles heel.

And overpowered by memory Both men gave way to grief.

Priam wept freely For man - killing Hector, throbbing, crouching Before Achilles' feet as Achilles wept himself, Now for his father, now for Patroclus once again And their sobbing rose and fell throughout the house.

At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!

Like Achilles, the hero who forgot his heel, or like Icarus who, flying close to the sun, forgot that his wings were made of wax, we should be wary when triumphant ideas seem unassailable, for then there is all the more reason to predict their downfall.

There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.

Achilles exists only through Homer . Take away the art of writing from this world , and you will probably take away its glory .

Why have you come to me here, dear heart, with all these instructions? I promise you I will do everything just as you ask. But come closer. Let us give in to grief, however briefly, in each other's arms.

There is no law that gods must be fair, Achilles,” Chiron said.

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?

I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

You know, you can't see or touch and isn't embodied.

But they were all fallible, the Gods. And they would kind of rise and fall. You know, they all, like Achilles, Icarus, you know, they all had their high points and their low points.

Achilles was murdered with a poisoned arrow, and Jason died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes.

Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.

Beauty! Terrible Beauty! A deathless Goddess-- so she strikes our eyes!

I ruptured my plantaris muscle. It runs through the calf and goes down the side of your achilles and stretches right to the heel.

For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted.

A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king.

Achilles absent was Achilles still!

As long as you win Monaco, that's the one.

In my ten years of Formula One, I've only won here once. This is my second time.Every year, it feels like this is your Achilles heel. You almost have it and then you don't. It's such a hard race to win.

Still, we will let all this be a thing of the past, though it hurts us, and beat down by constraint the anger that rises inside us. Now I am making an end of my anger. It does not become me, unrelentingly to rage on

It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair.

Achilles glared at him and answered, "Fool, prate not to me about covenants.

There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind, but hate each other out and out an through. Therefore there can be no understanding between you and me, nor may there be any covenants between us, till one or other shall fall

First of all, most traders don't have a winning strategy.

Second, even among those traders who do, many don't follow their strategy. Trading puts pressure on weaker human traits and seems to seek out each individual's Achilles' heel.

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