quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As the best gem upon her zone.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.

No city in the world, not even Athens or Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people.

When will there be justice in Athens? There will be justice in Athens when those who are not injured are as outraged as those who are.

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

I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens.

I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that's taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.

I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world.

Let there be light! Said Liberty , And like sunrise from the sea, Athens arose!

Athens' biggest worry was the sheer recklessness of its own democratic government. A simple majority of the citizenry, urged on and incensed by clever demagogues, might capriciously send out military forces in unnecessary and exhausting adventures.

Our minds can go no further. The human imagination is capable of no further expression of beauty than the carved owl of Athene, the archaic, marble serpent, the arrogant selfish head of the Acropolis Apollo.

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

So far has Athens left the rest of mankind behind in thought and expression that her pupils have become the teachers of the world, and she has made the name of Hellas distinctive no longer of race but of intellect, and the title of Hellene a badge of education rather than of common descent.

If Athens shall appear great to you, consider then that her glories were purchased by valiant men, and by men who learned their duty.

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.

Ibsen is like this room where we are sitting, with all the tables and chairs.

Do I care whether you have twenty or twenty-five links on your chain? Hedda Gabler, Nora and the rest: it is not that I want! I want Rome and the Coliseum, the Acropolis, Athens; I want beauty, and the flame of life.

The Parthenon is really only a farmyard over which someone put a roof;

colonades and sculptures were added because there were people in Athens who happened to be working and wanted to express themselves.

And thence from Athens turn away our eyes To seek new friends and stranger companies.

My good friend, you are a citizen of Athens, a city which is very great and very famous for its wisdom and power - are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?

Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a commercial city, interested in purely materialistic things. Today we admire Athens, visit it, preserve the old temples, yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth.

I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens.

The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.

The way some German politicians have lashed out at Greece when the country fell into the crisis has left deep wounds there. I was just as shocked by the banners of protesters in Athens that showed the German chancellor in a Nazi uniform.

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem.

The hijacking of an American jet in Athens looms larger in our concern than the parent who kills a child, even though the one happens rarely, and the other happens daily.

Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.

So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia band to being a Southern band to being an American band from the East Coast to being an American band and now we're kind of an international phenomenon.

An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.

I am not going to let Athens affect the rest of my life.

Such is beauty ever,-neither here nor there, now nor then,-neither in Rome nor in Athens, but wherever there is a soul to admire.

If you want to live in Tennessee, God bless you, I wish for you a long life and starry evenings. But that is not where I want to live my life. I want to live my life in Carthage, in Athens. I want to live my life in Rome. I want to live my life in the center of the world. I want to live my life in Los Angeles.

Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away--Is this the whole?

Greece isn't a democracy now it's run through a troika - three foreign officials that fly into Athens airport and tell the Greeks what they can and can't do.

Gone, glimmering through the dream of things that were.

Athens is like a sluggish horse, and I am the gadfly trying to sting it into life.

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