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21.1.07

Achilles’ Heel


Statue of Achilles
Statue of Achilles
In Greek mythology, Achilles was the greatest hero of the Trojan War and the central character of Homer's epic poem Iliad.


Thetis tried to make her young son immortal by dipping him in the river Styx, As she immersed him, she held him by one heel and forgot to dip him a second time so the heel she held could get wet too. Therefore, the place where she held him remained untouched by the magic water of the Styx and that part stayed mortal or vulnerable. His heel remained dry and became the vulnerable spot where Achilles ultimately received his death-wound (at the hands of Hector's brother, Paris, who had help from the god Apollo).


To this day, any weak point is called an “Achilles’ heel”.

15.1.07

Quotes By Kahlil Gibran


Kahlil (Khalil) Gibran
Kahlil Gibran
- Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

- Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

- I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

- An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.

- To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

- If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

- If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

- Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

- The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.

- Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

- Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

I hope you liked these quotes by Kahlil Gibran (Khalil Gibran).
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