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For my part, it was Greek to me.
I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Look, the whole world wants to modernize, and when you look to what they mean by modernizing, they mean Americanize. Would a modern Greek prefer to live in Orange County than Piraeus? Yes. Absolutely.
All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent.
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry A. Kissinger
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
You can be a Polish American, or an Arab American, or a Greek American but you can't be English American. Why not?
Of all the subjects on this planet, I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom.
J. K. Rowling
There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.
Maynard James Keenan
I had never considered using a hashtag anywhere other than on Twitter, but now I'm inspired. Text messages have always seemed a little flat to me, so the murmuring Greek chorus of a hashtag might be a perfect way to liven them up and give them a bit of dimension.
Television? The word is half Greek, half Latin. No good can come of it.
C. P. Scott
If I was a Greek citizen I'd be out there trying to bring down this monstrosity that has been put upon those people.
Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy.
My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper.
I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn't really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously.
I didn't study Greek mythology in school and I wish I had.
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