Quotes by antiquity
Quotes 1 till 13 of 13.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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.
English writer 1778-1830
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.
American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
The categories within which the colonists thought about the social foundations of politics were inheritances from classical antiquity, reshaped by seventeenth century English thought.Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. VI, THE CONTAGION OF LIBERTY, p. 273
French writer 1802-1885
The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
British poet 1900-1985
To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
English writer 1660-1731
Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
English preacher and writer 1608-1661
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.