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"Anger cannot be dishonest."
Marcus Aurelius
Edith Hamilton Quotes
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
Edith Hamilton

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
Edith Hamilton

Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.
Edith Hamilton

Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.
Edith Hamilton

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
Edith Hamilton

The fundamental fact about the Greek was that he had to use his mind. The ancient priests had said, "Thus far and no farther. We set the limits of thought." The Greek said, "All things are to be examined and called into question. There are no limits set on thought."
Edith Hamilton

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
Edith Hamilton

There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.
Edith Hamilton

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought-that is educated.
Edith Hamilton

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
Edith Hamilton

Type:
Writer
Date of Birth:
1867-08-12
Year of Death:
1963
Nationality:
American
 

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