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Greece Quotes

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The center of Western culture is Greece,
and we have never lost our ties with the architectural
concepts of that ancient civilization.
- Stephen Gardiner

Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece.
Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe
that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids.
- James Theodore Bent

I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean.
I flew in the Western Desert of Libya,
in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
- Roald Dahl

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over,
acquired all that fame, each of them,
by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
- Robert South

 

The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public
debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece.
And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin

The belief in charms for protecting newborn infants
is very strong in Greece.
- James Theodore Bent

Socrates' fame spread all over Greece,
and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him,
in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
- Moses Mendelssohn

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In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.
- Nia Vardalos

The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that,
but they vary for the most part from a central road
which was struck out by the imagination of Greece.
- Gilbert Murray

And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact
with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions
when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
- Melina Mercouri

Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily,
Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings,
and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean.
- Ben Nicholson

I think the Swedish Academy wished to manifest its
solidarity with the living spirit of Greece today.
- Giorgos Seferis

England and Greece are friends.
English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism,
and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots.
- Melina Mercouri

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
- George Santayana

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

No white group has founded a major religion on this planet.
The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East,
not in Greece and Rome.
I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer.
- Jane Elliot

There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what
Obama's done and going forward show the American people
the Republican Party can govern.
I want a coalition of tea party people,
independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way
to move this country forward before we become Greece.
- Lindsey Graham

But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome -
people did not happen to believe that creativity came
from human beings back then,
OK? People believed that creativity was this divine
attendant spirit that came to human beings from some
distant and unknowable source,
for distant and unknowable reasons.
- Elizabeth Gilbert

No account of the Renaissance can be complete without
some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian
scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity
with the religion of ancient Greece.
- Walter Pater

I was going to go make a film in Greece.
if they caught you with this much marijuana,
they threw you in jail, no questions asked,
and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles.
I thought, what I am doing?
- Dyan Cannon

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

However, the moral center of New York City,
I believe, is the New York City Ballet.
- John Guare

I loved the Little Lulu stories, where she would fantasize
that her bedroom rug would turn into a pool of water,
and she could dive down into the center of the world.
- Lynn Johnston

The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
- W. H. Auden

We are a research center and treatment facility all under one roof.
- Marlo Thomas

That day, my first day on the job, was September 11,
2001!
I was actually being recognized by Switzerland the
very day that the World Trade Center was hit.
- Mercer Reynolds

Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross,
which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

The city is the nerve center of our civilization.
It is also the storm center.
- Josiah Strong

People in London think of London as the center of the world,
whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.
- Toby Young

I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples
widening out from an original center.
- Seamus Heaney

Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.
- Novalis

Italy is a divided country without a center.
- Christian Lacroix

The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage,
except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with
some regularity that He may be dying.
- Edward Hoagland

So if the euro, if Euroland is to become a reserve center,
if the euro is to become a reserve currency,
Euroland will have to have a deficit in its overall balance of payments.
- Robert C. Solomon

In 1998, I founded the American Center for Law and Justice,
probably the premier public interest law firm in America
defending the rights of believers.
- Pat Robertson

The road ahead is not easy.
Iraq is currently the center of the war on terror.
- Doc Hastings

Having designed and built several clocks during my
career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look
at the face of a clock both hands have the same center.
- Kit Williams

The earth also is spherical, since it presses upon
its center from every direction.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I don't think politics has anything to do with left,
right, or center.
It has to do with trying to do right by people.
- Paul Wellstone

Since Freud, the center of man is not where we thought it was;
one has to go on from there.
- Jacques Lacan

Salzburg...
is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center,
everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.
- Jonathan Carroll

When I was real young I wanted to play baseball.
I really loved playing center field,
but that was never anything I was really ever that good at.
I played up until I was in ninth grade.
- Ryan Sypek

That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development
in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is
at the center of sustainable development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The center will be fully operational in two years' time,
but probably in the middle of the year we will have
a temporary laboratory of 4,000 square feet.
- Luc Montagnier

We opened a design center in the South of England last
year as part of our strategy for being close to our
customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets.
- David Milne

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity
and freedom is a ridiculous lie.
- L. Neil Smith

Commercial distress in any great business center will
the more surely create widespread disaster.
- Josiah Strong

The source and center of all man's creative power...
is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.
- Robert Collier

The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food.
But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention.
- Eva Gabor

Near the sun is the center of the universe.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans...
was to come to terms with was the fact that,
hey, we may not be the center of the universe.
- Kevin J. Anderson

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression,
and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter

I think this lack of a center has something to do with
the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley

I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center
as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery;
however,
I felt I wasn't getting enough time assisting.
- Samuel Wilson

While it is true that we must seek value added industries
like food processing plants and call center operations,
we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.
- Alan Autry

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them
want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe
and humans are the most important species,
the supreme expression of creation.
- Ann Druyan

People see themselves as the center of the universe
and judge everything as it relates to them.
- Peace Pilgrim

You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of
all evil in the universe.
- Ben Affleck

They are sick in their minds.
They say they brought 65 tanks into center of city.
I say to you this talk is not true.
This is part of their sick mind.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

I notice when I'm on these trips, I read like mad.
It's the only thing that seems to center me,
bring me back to remembering who I am.
Or forgetting who I am!
- Judith Guest


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