Love cannot live where there is no trust.

— Edith Hamilton

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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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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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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.

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Responsibility is the price every man must pay for freedom.

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..,No love cannot leave where there is no trust..,~cupid and psyche..,"Greek mythology of Edith Hamilton

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

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It is not hard work that is dreary; it is superficial work.

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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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Uncertainty is the prerequisite to gaining knowledge and frequently the result as well.

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The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.

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Old ideas are continually being slain by new facts.

There is nothing stable in the conclusions of the mind, and it is impossible that there ever should be unless we hold that the universe is made to the measure of the human mind, an assumption for which nothing in the past gives any warrant.

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About Edith Hamilton

Quotes 76 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

When I read educational articles it often seems to me that this important side of the matter, the purely personal side, is not emphasized enough; the fact that it is so much more agreeable and interesting to be an educated person than not. The sheer pleasure of being educated does not seem to be stressed.

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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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When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.

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A word is no light matter. Words have with truth been called fossil poetry, each, that is, a symbol of a creative thought.

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A tendency to exaggeration was a Roman trait.

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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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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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A people's literature is the great text-book for real knowledge of them.

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Myths are early science, the result of men's first trying to explain what they saw around them.

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Our word 'idiot' comes from the Greek name for the man who took no share in public matters.

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To rejoice in life, to find the world beautiful and delightful to live in, was a mark of the Greek spirit which distinguished it from all that had gone before. It is a vital distinction.

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

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The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things ... have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower.

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Love, however, cannot be forbidden. The more that flame is covered up, the hotter it burns. Also love can always find a way. It was impossible that these two whose hearts were on fire should be kept apart. (Pyramus and Thisbe)

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The easy way has never in the long run commanded the allegiance of mankind.

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Reality has actually very little to do with truth; there is no necessary connection between the two.

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Love and the Soul (for that is what Psyche means) had sought and, after sore trials, found each other; and that union could never be broken. (Cupid and Psyche)

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All things are at odds when God sets a thinker loose on the planet

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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.

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Convention, so often a mask for injustice.

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Moderately wise each one should be, Not overwise, for a wise man's heart Is seldom glad (Norse Wisdom)

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The comedy of each age holds up a mirror to the people of that age, a mirror that is unique.

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The temper of mind that sees tragedy in life has not for its opposite the temper that sees joy. The opposite pole to the tragic view of life is the sordid view.

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The Old Testament is the record of men's conviction that God speaks directly to men.

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There is a field where all wonderful perfections of microscope and telescope fail, all exquisite niceties of weights and measures, as well as that which is behind them, the keen and driving power of the mind. No facts however indubitably detected, no effort of reason however magnificently maintained, can prove that Bach's music is beautiful.

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Tell one your thoughts, but beware of two. All know what is known to three

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Christ must be rediscovered perpetually.

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Pain is the most individualized thing on earth.

It is true that it is the great common bond as well, but that realization only comes when it is over. To suffer is to be alone. To watch another suffer is to know the barrier that shuts each of us away by himself Only individuals can suffer.

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though the outside of human life changes much, the inside changes little, and the lesson-book we cannot graduate from is human experience.

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I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them.

Greece's great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul. We don't really act as if we believed in the soul's immortality and that's why we are where we are today.

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The Greek temple is the creation, par excellence, of mind and spirit in equilibrium.

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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.

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... clear thinking is not the characteristic which distinguishes our literature today. We are more and more caught up by the unintelligible. People like it. This argues an inability to think, or, almost as bad, a disinclination to think.

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The greater the suffering depicted, the more terrible the events, the more intense our pleasure.

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...a chasm opened in the earth and out of it coal-black horses sprang, drawing a chariot and driven by one who had a look of dark splendor, majestic and beautiful and terrible. He caught her to him and held her close. The next moment she was being borne away from the radiance of earth in springtime to the world of the dead by the king who rules it.

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The suffering of a soul that can suffer greatly -- that and only that, is tragedy.

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So far, we do not seem appalled at the prospect of exactly the same kind of education being applied to all the school children from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but there is an uneasiness in the air, a realization that the individual is growing less easy to find; an idea, perhaps, of what standardization might become when the units are not machines, but human beings.

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