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German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883+1
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.
English writer 1709-17840
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.
American statesman and physicist 1706-17900
Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
For my part, it was Greek to me.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Russian revolutionary leader 1870-19240
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
Greek architecture is the flowering of geometry.
American academic and social critic 1947-0
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
American poet and writer 1807-18920
Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC0
I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
American politician 1961-0
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
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-18090
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.
I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek.
American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-0
I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
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.