Edith Hamilton Quotes

10 Edith Hamilton quotes:

"When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos."
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"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."
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"To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is being educated."
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"It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated."
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"Civilization...is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the thins of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feeling. Where imponderables, are things of first importance, there is the height of civilization, and, if at the same time, the power of art exists unimpaired, human life has reached a level seldom attained and very seldom surpassed."
"Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within."
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"When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again."
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"Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active."
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"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."
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"None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry."
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