Quotes 1 till 12 of 12.
English statesman and writer 1804-18810
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 1778-18300
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.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
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?
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 1802-18850
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 1803-18820
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD0
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 1780-18320
To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
English writer 1660-17310
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 1817-18620
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 1608-1661-1
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.