10 most difficult quotes riddlesCulture quiz
What does the Latin saying "Sapienti sat" mean?
wisdom and learning
enough for the wise
wisdom and truth
wisdom is better than gold
From Plautus. Indicates that something can be understood without any need for explanation, as long as the listener has enough wisdom or common sense. Often extended to dictum sapienti sat est ("enough has been said for the wise", commonly translated as "a word to the wise is enough").
When did Julius Caesar use the words "Veni, vidi, vici"?
After a quick victory over the King of Pontus
After crossing Rubicon river
After entering to Egypt
After winning Gaul
In 47 p.n.e. King of Pontus Pharnaces II challenged Rome. Caesar led the flashy five-day campaign ended with a decisive victory at Zela. In a letter to the Senate, he summed it up "I came; I saw; I conquered".
What famous novel begins; “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”?
One Hundred Years of Solitude
This quote is the famous opening line of George Orwell's "1984". The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda. The book also shows mass media as a catalyst for the intensification of destructive emotions and violence.
"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed." Whose quote is that?
The quote comes from the Pensées ("Thoughts"), a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. Pascal's religious conversion led him into a life of asceticism, and the Pensées was in many ways his life's work.
In which direction was Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon?
from north to south
from south to north
from east to west
from west to east
Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon (on his road from Gallia to Rome) was an event in 49 BC that precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life and the rise of the imperial era of Rome.
"Call me Ishmael" is the beginning of which novel?
The Old Man and the Sea
Crime and Punishment
"Call me Ishmael," perhaps the most famous opening line in literary history. Moby-Dick is a novel by American writer Hermann Melville from 1851. W. Faulkner confessed that he regrets that he did not write this book himself, and DH Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world" and "the biggest book of the sea ever written.
Whose words are "My kingdom for a horse"?
Alexander the Great
This famous phrase originally occurred in Act-V, Scene-IV of William Shakespeare’s play, Richard III. Here, King Richard III yells out loudly this famous phrase, “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” In the middle of a battle, his horse is killed, while the king wanders to find it in the battlefield for hours, killing everything coming his way with fatalistic rage.
Whose quote is that: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."?
Robert Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project. After the first test of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer remarked that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Who said “I think therefore I am”?
Augustin from Hippo
Hippokrates from Kos
René Descartes (Descartes)
French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596-1650), known as the Father of Modern Philosophy, declared "I think therefore I am." In addition, much of his philosophical thinking lead him to speculate about the connection between the mind and the body, which is what this quote focuses upon.