quote by Alexander Hamilton

Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.

— Alexander Hamilton

Profound Grecian quotations

ZEUS /n./ The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog.

Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.

Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring!

Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold enameling To keep a drowsy Emperor awake; Or set upon a golden bough to sing To lords and ladies of Byzantium Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

Two thousand summers have imparted to the monuments of Grecian literature, as to her marbles, only a maturer golden and autumnal tint, for they have carried their own serene and celestial atmosphere into all lands to protect them against the corrosion of time.

Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make

If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate;

the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.

The writer's only responsibility is to his art.

He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'--that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. - Ode to a Grecian Urn

Our enemies, like the Grecian hero, have one vulnerable point.

You have not touched it yet. What should have been their element of weakness has been suffered to remain an element of strength.

Our enemies, like the Grecian hero, have one vulnerable point.

You have not touched it yet. What should have been their element of weakness has been suffered to remain an element of strength.

As some people say, we're already in a Singularity relative to ancient Grecians, inasmuch as they couldn't understand our world at all... and I think it's true in the opposite direction, too.

The Grecian are youthful and erring and fallen gods, with the vices of men, but in many important respects essentially of the divine race.

Confidence in one's self is the chief nurse of magnanimity, which confidence, notwithstanding, doth not leave the care of necessary furniture for it; and therefore, of all the Grecians, Homer doth ever make Achilles the best armed.

A Grecian history, perfectly written should be a complete record of the rise and progress of poetry, philosophy, and the arts.

Such were garrulous and noisy eras, which no longer yield any sound, but the Grecian or silent and melodious era is ever soundingand resounding in the ears of men.

If one doubts whether Grecian valor and patriotism are not a fiction of the poets, he may go to Athens and see still upon the walls of the temple of Minerva the circular marks made by the shields taken from the enemy in the Persian war, which were suspended there. We have not far to seek for living and unquestionable evidence. The very dust takes shape and confirms some story which we had read.

When Julian ascended the throne, he declared his impatience to embrace and reward the Syrian sophist, who had preserved, in a degenerate age, the Grecian purity of taste, of manners and of religion. The emperor's prepossession was increased and justified by the discreet pride of his favourite.

The Grecian ladies counted their age from their marriage, not their birth.

It is well known that a loose and easy dress contributes much to give to both sexes those fine proportions of body that are observable in the Grecian statues, and which serve as models to our present artists.

Curiously, neither God nor the devil may wear modern dress, but must retain Grecian vestments.

So far as female beauty is concerned, the Circassian women have no superiors.

They have preserved in their mountain home the purity of the Grecian models, and still display the perfect physical loveliness, whose type has descended to us in the Venus de Medici.

The Ethiop gods have Ethiop lips, Bronze cheeks, and woolly hair;

The Grecian gods are like the Greeks, As keen-eyed, cold and fair.

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle who did the Goat Dance very well.

As the spring comes on, and the densening outlines of the elm give daily a new design for a Grecian urn, — its hue, first brown with blossoms, then emerald with leaves, — we appreciate the vanishing beauty of the bare boughs. In our favored temperate zone, the trees denude themselves each year, like the goddesses before Paris, that we may see which unadorned loveliness is the fairest.

The Grecian’s maxim would indeed be a sweeping clause in Literature;

it would reduce many a giant to a pygmy; many a speech to a sentence; and many a folio to a primer.

What is the foundation of that interest all men feel in Greek history, letters, art, and poetry, in all its periods, from the Heroic or Homeric age down to the domestic life of the Athenians and Spartans, four or five centuries later? What but this, that every man passes personally through a Grecian period.

Keep good relations with the Grecians.

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind.

There have been two lines of progress in this world-political and religious.

In the former the Greeks are everything, the modern political institutions being only the development of the Grecian; in the latter the Hindus are everything.

The magnet's name the observing Grecians drew. From the magnetic region where it grew.

It was a grey day, that least fleshly of all weathers;

a day of dreams and far hopes and clear visions. It was a day easily associated with those abstract truths and purities that dissolve in the sunshine or fade out in mocking laughter by the light of the moon. The trees and clouds were carved in classical severity; the sounds of the countryside had harmonized to a monotone, metallic as a trumpet, breathless as the Grecian urn.

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