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The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
by Goldwin Smith

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages,
your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
- Goldwin Smith

Personality is lower than partiality.
- Goldwin Smith

 

America is supposed to be given over to ugliness.
There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest
are the most pretentious.
- Goldwin Smith

The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.
- Goldwin Smith

Art is expression, and to have high expression you
must have something high to express.
- Goldwin Smith

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The natural barriers between England and Scotland were
not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon
settlements and kingdoms across the border.
- Goldwin Smith

The materials of the novelist must be real;
they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
- Goldwin Smith

Above all nations is humanity.
- Goldwin Smith

I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens.
I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens -
Thackeray himself.
- Goldwin Smith

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings,
when Rome commenced her career of conquest,
she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

Rome was great in arms, in government,
in law.
- Goldwin Smith

Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be,
feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.
- Goldwin Smith

The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race.
- Goldwin Smith

Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice.
His sympathy, like that of the historian,
must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
- Goldwin Smith

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought
that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old,
inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
- Goldwin Smith

That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain.
- Goldwin Smith

We must also be permitted to bear in mind that evolution,
though it may explain everything else,
cannot explain itself.
- Goldwin Smith

Whatever things may have been in their origin,
they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard
to their indications respecting other beings or influences
the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
- Goldwin Smith

There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power
to bewitch some people into trying,
or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try
or making believe to fancy that they wish to try,
to bring back the Middle Ages.
- Goldwin Smith

Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality:
it is said,
not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell
all the enemies of the political cause,
which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.
- Goldwin Smith

It is needless to say how great has been the influence
of the doctrine of Evolution,
or rather perhaps of the method of investigation to
which it has given birth,
upon the study of history, especially the history of institutions.
- Goldwin Smith

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial
fraud in the Middle Ages,
let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period,
and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to
be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
- Goldwin Smith

Who can doubt that between the English and the French,
between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences
of character which have profoundly affected and still
affect the course of history?
- Goldwin Smith

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution,
Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- Peter Jennings

The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history
of any set of human institutions.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly.
- Irwin Shaw

I am an Epicurean.
I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus
as containing everything rational in moral philosophy
which Greek and Roman leave to us.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar.
- Emperor Sigismund

The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire,
sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
- Thomas Hobbes

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as
basing stories on Roman mythology,
Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
- Richard King

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ,
the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute
of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch

The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of
the existing customs of the Roman people.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The Sixties are now considered a historical period,
just like the Roman Empire.
- Dave Barry

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house.
- Nancy Sinatra

We have a good arrangement.
Roman lies to me and I pretend to believe him.
- Sharon Tate

No Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with the Borgias'.
- Max Beerbohm

We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early
Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same.
- Arthur Erickson

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist
civilization a new religion will emerge,
just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
- Herbert Read

And this speaks to the larger problem that no one wants to talk about:
the restoration of the Roman rite is a precondition
for a long-term fix for the problem.
- Richard Morris

Each day provides it's own gifts.
- Martial (Roman Poet)

I was brought up Roman Catholic.
I'm not even baptized.
- Billy Corgan

You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo
churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic
music program of any quality,
consistent with the Roman rite tradition.
- Richard Morris

Well we took it apart scene by scene.
We examined every sentence, every full stop,
every comma.
He has a most wonderful eye for detail,
Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist.
- Ronald Harwood

Christians were regarded as separated from society
and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

I have found two Roman sites in the area that I live in.
- Bill Wyman

Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before,
but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw
ghetto that he was very strong and private.
- Francesca Annis

In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
- John Lothrop Motley

It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges
enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890,
were taken away by legislation of 1890.
- Charles Tupper

My last days at MGM were like the fall of the Roman Empire in fast motion.
- Joseph Barbera

The principle of equity first came into evidence in
Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from
the physical meaning of the word.
- Herbert Read

The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that
"Popery" when encouraged by government has always been
dangerous to the liberties of the people.
- Lord George Gordon

You have the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England,
the Presbyterians, the Wesleyans, represented in each school,
and they are each to take alternate days.
- Charles Tupper

The Roman Catholic church...
carries the immense power of very directly affecting
women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion.
- Robin Morgan

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic,
Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian,
nor am I an Irishman.
- John Bright

Music had always been the handmaid of the Roman liturgy.
- Richard Morris

That is the Roman way: to give favors to the favorites.
- Hans Kung

The second trial was a fair trial.
I do not call it a second trial.
I call it a fair trial, as opposed to the first trial,
which was an unfair trial, a Roman holiday.
- Sam Sheppard

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire.
With air conditioning their windows were shut,
they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.
- Garrison Keillor

French architecture always manages to combine the most
magnificent underlying themes of architecture;
like Roman design,
it looks to the community.
- Stephen Gardiner

Then suddenly the Roman liturgy disappeared as we knew it.
- Richard Morris


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