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At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
- Alcuin

Man thinks, God directs.
- Alcuin

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying
the voice of the people is the voice of God,
since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
- Alcuin

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

 

If my training goes well and according to plan I feel
that I am capable of a top 8 finish in Athens.
It will be a very difficult and technical course which will be to my advantage.
- Jonathan Brown

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

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

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As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men,
just as it was also in all later democracies and republics
until the twentieth century.
- Robert A. Dahl

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
- Tertullian

Justice will not come to Athens until those who are
not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
- Thucydides

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia
and Europe at very young ages.
We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
- Bill Toomey

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies
of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense,
and in the most honorable manner.
- Edward Everett

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

Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004,
but there are rumors that they might be switched if
the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
- Bill Toomey

When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.
- Michael Stipe

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

This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions,
where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian,
and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
- Derek Walcott

So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's
part of the beauty of Athens:
is that it's so off the map and there's no way you
could ever be the East Village or an L.A.
scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
- Michael Stipe

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens
had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul,
and formed some probable conjectures,
that man was designed for a future state of existence.
- David Brainerd

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.
- Michael Stipe

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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