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Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.
Henry David Thoreau
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.
I have never felt any ethnic connection between the Greeks and me other than how hairy I am.
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.
The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Greece isn't a democracy now it's run through a troika - three foreign officials that fly into Athens airport and tell the Greeks what they can and can't do.
If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
Jorge Luis Borges
The ancient Greeks were the first ones to say an unexamined life is not worth living. They don't tell you of course what we found out, an examined life not that fascinating either.
There are more myths about Black Wednesday than the Greeks ever created.
There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.
The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies.
The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.
What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.
Madame de Stael
The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center.
I work in an old tradition that goes back to the ancient Greeks. You hold a mirror to crime to see what's happening in society. I could never write a crime story just for the sake of it, because I always want to talk about certain things in society.
Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
Not all Greeks are ready to do whatever is necessary to stay in the euro.
If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life.
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response.
I've met and sketched most of the great athletes from the past five decades and their movement, grace and energy have kept me captivated over the years. That's what the ancient Greeks first saw and that's what caught my interest.
The first of these phases is that of grammar, invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French. It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
Ferdinand de Saussure
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