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50 Epic Quotes About Literature, History, and Life

These are some of the most epic quotes from writers and epic stories.

What makes something epic?

In the terms of literature, an epic is a long and often book-length narrative.

It is told in verse form and recounts the heroic journey of a single person or a group of persons.

There are several elements that typically distinguish epics from other stories.

These include superhuman deeds and grand adventures.

The language of an epic is always highly stylized and blends together lyrical and dramatic traditions.

The word epic has also been used in modern-day slang to show when something surpasses the usual or ordinary.

In much the way epic literature was larger in scope, something that is epic sets it apart from everything else.

We can also classify the thoughts of philosophers and historical figures as “epic quotes.”

They are recognizable and cause a profound reaction in those who read them.

They are the quotes we all know and use to describe an epic transformation of our lives.

Enjoy these epic quotes about life!

Epic quotes from philosophers

1. “To be is to be perceived.” — Bishop George Berkeley

2. “The only thing I know is that I know nothing.” — Socrates

3. “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” — Voltaire

4. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” — Lao Tzu

5. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

6. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

7. “Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward.” — Søren Kierkegaard

8. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

9. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo

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