Quotes: greek

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  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list - the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    For my part, it was Greek to me.
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Russian revolutionary leader 1870-1924
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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    Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Greek architecture is the flowering of geometry.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Greek pederasty honored the erotic magnetism of male adolescence in a way that today brings police to the door. Children are more conscious and perverse than parents like to think.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    John Greenleaf Whittier
    American poet and writer 1807-1892
    John Greenleaf Whittier
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    Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
    Barack Obama
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    I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.
    Source: At a NATO summit in Strasbourg on April 4 2009
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
    Thomas Paine
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    I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
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    I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
    Billy Joel
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    I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    If in the library of your house you do not have the works of the ancient Greek writers, then you live in a house with no light.
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