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To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.


Plutarch


#celebrated #childhood #continue #days #ignorant

I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them. Greece's great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul. We don't really act as if we believed in the soul's immortality and that's why we are where we are today.


Edith Hamilton


#classicism #courage #greatness #greece #soul

[O]ver the years I travelled to another universe. However alert we are, however much we think we know what will happen, antiquity remains an unknown, unanticipated galaxy. It is alien, and old people are a separate form of life. They have green skin, with two heads that sprout antennae. They can be pleasant, they can be annoying--in the supermarket, these old ladies won't get out of my way--but most important they are permanently other. When we turn eighty, we understand that we are extraterrestrial. If we forget for a moment that we are old, we are reminded when we try to stand up, or when we encounter someone young, who appears to observe green skin, extra heads, and protuberances.


Donald Hall


#aliens #antiquity #extraterrestrials #old-age #other

In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.


Xun Zi


#bad #being #controlled #corrected #kings

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.


Benjamin Disraeli


#conservatism #discards #future #having #makes

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.


Robert Hall


#apt #authority #custom #enforced #favor

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.


William Hazlitt


#back #dead #fame #great #inheritance

To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.


Basil Bunting


#appreciate #conditions #present #them #those

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.


Thomas Fuller


#inclines #little #man #popery #skill

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time, exercised a mysterious fascination over me. I recognized a picture of it immediately, without hesitation and astonishment, in an illustrated magazine.


Pierre Loti


#astonishment #egypt #exercised #fascination #hesitation






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