Edith Hamilton Quotes

Edith Hamilton Quotes: Our word 'idiot' comes from the Greek name for the man who took no share in public matters.
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Edith Hamilton Quote: ...a chasm opened in the earth and out of it coal-black horses sprang, drawing a chariot and driven by one who had a look of dark splendor, majestic and beautiful and terrible. He caught her to him and held her close. The next moment she was being borne away from the radiance of earth in springtime to the world of the dead by the king who rules it.
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Quotes about Edith Hamilton: One form of religion perpetually gives way to another; if religion did not change it would be dead. ... Each time the new ideas appear they are seen at first as a deadly foe threatening to make religion perish from the earth; but in the end there is a deeper insight and a better life with ancient follies and prejudices gone.
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Quote about Edith Hamilton: The Greeks were the first intellectualists. In a world where the irrational had played the chief role, they came forward as the protagonists of the mind.
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Edith Hamilton Sayings: In every civilization, life grows easier. Men grow lazier in consequence. We have a picture of what happened to the individual Greek. (I cannot look at history, or at any human action, except as I look at the individual.) The Greeks had good food, good witty talk, pleasant dinner parties; and they were content. When the individual man had reached that condition in Athens, when the thought not of giving to the state but of what the state could give to him, Athens' freedom was doomed.
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Edith Hamilton Saying: Old ideas are continually being slain by new facts. There is nothing stable in the conclusions of the mind, and it is impossible that there ever should be unless we hold that the universe is made to the measure of the human mind, an assumption for which nothing in the past gives any warrant.
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Sayings about Edith Hamilton: To rejoice in life, to find the world beautiful ... was a mark of the Greek spirit...
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Saying about Edith Hamilton: To rejoice in life, to find the world beautiful and delightful to live in, was a mark of the Greek spirit which distinguished it from all that had gone before. It is a vital distinction.
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Edith Hamilton Quotes: A people's literature is the great text-book for real knowledge of them.
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Edith Hamilton Quote: A word is no light matter. Words have with truth been called fossil poetry, each, that is, a symbol of a creative thought.
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Quotes about Edith Hamilton: The Greek temple is the creation, par excellence, of mind and spirit in equilibrium.
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