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Edith Hamilton Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Education

The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.
- Edith Hamilton

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

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

 

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

The modern minds in each generation are the critics
who preserve us from a petrifying world,
who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.
- Edith Hamilton

None but a poet can write a tragedy.
For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into
exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
- Edith Hamilton

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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.
- Edith Hamilton

Faith is not belief.
Belief is passive.
Faith is active.
- Edith Hamilton

Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict
between the demands of the world without and that within.
- Edith Hamilton

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.
- Edith Hamilton

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

He is able who thinks he is able.
- The Buddha

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

To keep the body in good health is a duty...
otherwise we shall not be able
to keep our mind strong and clear.
- The Buddha

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage
is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated
things starting from simple programs.
- Seth Lloyd

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

We have to be able to grow up.
Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life.
They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
- Lauren Hutton

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Sites need to be able to interact in one single,
universal space.
- Tim Berners-Lee

I had never been able to get a car that said how much
I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
- Alexandra Paul

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
- Samuel Pepys

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
- Anatole France

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
- Ayn Rand

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique
I have to further the idea of peace.
- Garrett Morris

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

The poet is one who is able to keep
the fresh vision of the child alive.
- Anais Nin

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Is the system going to flatten you out
and deny you your humanity,
or are you going to be able to make use of the system
to the attainment of human purposes?
- Joseph Campbell

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know.
Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
- Helen Keller

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

Expectation (demand) is always a cause of suffering.
Rather than "expecting" to be repaid
when we "loan" something to someone,
consider the "loans" we make to be forward payments
for the "loans" we received from
our ancestors, nurturers and others.
Request that any "loan" that we make be repaid FORWARD,
when the recipient is able,
and then completely forget about the "loan."
It is no longer our business if, when, or how
the "loan" is repaid - or is not repaid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive.
The most important thing in the end is survival and
being able to get to your next picture.
- George Lucas

It's one of the most important things at the end of the day,
being able to say no to an investment.
- Henry Kravis


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