Quotes: antiquity

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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    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.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    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 Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    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?
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
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    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
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    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
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
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    To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
    Plutarch
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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.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    English writer 1660-1731
    Daniel Defoe
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    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
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    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.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
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