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Nathaniel Lee Quotes

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When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war.
- Nathaniel Lee

Every citizen should be a soldier.
This was the case with the Greeks and Romans,
and must be that of every free state.
- Thomas Jefferson

The question of the composition of perceptible objects
is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
- Johannes Stark

It's only very recently that women have succeeded in
entering those professions which,
as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.
- Miriam Beard

 

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

The first of these phases is that of grammar,
invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French.
It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis
goes back at least to the Greeks.
It's almost always the wrong response.
- Larry Summers

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Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail?
- George Chakiris

Style is a fraud.
I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
- Willem de Kooning

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we
seem hardly able to attain to without passing through
the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed.
Well, let me tell you something - it is true.
- Melina Mercouri

What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was
radically question what it meant to be a human being.
- Edward Bond

I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
- Virgil

If you go back to the Greeks and Romans,
they talk about all three - wine, food,
and art - as a way of enhancing life.
- Robert Mondavi

We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful,
yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind
without loss of manliness.
- Thucydides

There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.
- Andrew Wiles

We, to some degree, are like what we are because we
inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans.
One of them that's so striking is the whole area of politics.
- Donald Kagan

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

I've got a book of poetry by the bed,
one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.
- Martin C. Smith

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of
popular mythology since the Greeks.
- Alistair Cooke

Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language!
We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside!
- Morris West

The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.
- Edward Bond

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago:
to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
- Robert Kennedy

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

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the
noblest definition of it;
enthusiasm signifies God in us.
- Madame de Stael

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

We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew
little of any real people except those to the east
and south of their own country,
or near the coast of the Mediterranean.
- Thomas Bulfinch

The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.
- George Lloyd

The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies.
- Edward Bond

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and
legs extended described a circle,
with his navel as the center.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase,
'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add,
'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The word theatre comes from the Greeks.
It means the seeing place.
It is the place people come to see the truth about
life and the social situation.
- Stella Adler

I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Art is exalted above religion and race.
Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the
religions of the Assyrians,
the Egyptians and the Greeks...
Only their art, whenever it was beautiful,
stands proud and exalted, rising above all time.
- Emil Nolde

If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods,
then you write tragedy.
The end is inevitable from the beginning.
But if you believe that man can solve his own problems
and is at nobody's mercy,
then you will probably write melodrama.
- Lillian Hellman

But Paul, in his preaching of the Gospel,
is a debtor to deliver the word not to Barbarians only,
but also to Greeks, and not only to the unwise,
who would easily agree with him, but also to the wise.
- Origen

Well, love is insanity.
The ancient Greeks knew that.
It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind
by delusion and self-destruction.
You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself,
you can't even think straight.
- Marilyn French

Our society is the product of several great religious
and philosophical traditions.
The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity,
Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

And it's a crime because the great plays of history,
going all the way back to the Greeks,
are part of everybody's heritage.
It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart,
that's everybody's heritage.
- Tony Randall

We were discussing civilization and the fact that young
men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated,
so the men had emotional and friendly relationships
with members of their own sex.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High
and you ... blink and you're 40,
you blink again and you can see movies
at half price on a senior citizen's pass.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately,
ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.
- Cormac McCarthy

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting
the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance.
The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
- John Ralston Saul

I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
- Rosa Parks

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

The city has to do what any citizen or family does,
when you have a dream.
You tighten your belt.
You sacrifice some luxuries.
Above all, you don't waste a dime.
- Laura Miller

I think Col.
North is first a U.S.
citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do,
sir.
- Fawn Hall

I am not the President.
Instead, I hold an even higher office,
that of citizen of the United States.
- Martin Sheen

I am a citizen of the world.
- Demosthenes

Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows,
so will the husband be to his wife, and the father
of a family toward the members of his household.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope

We care little about what the average citizen thinks.
- Tom Metzger

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change
a delinquent into a solid citizen.
- Philip Wylie

But I'm a citizen of Texas and try to spend most of my time there.
- Thomas Haden Church

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy,
but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
- Bill Vaughan

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

The American system of democracy is founded on the
concept that every citizen has the right to vote,
to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.
- Barbara Mikulski

Environmental policy must strike a balance between
the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
- Jim Clyburn

An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know,
but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
- Patti Smith

President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier.
Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't
kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.
- Andrew Young

To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000
in public debt riding on our backs.
- Paul Gillmor

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

We're quickly moving to the point where we will have
no military bases in the Northeast,
and this undermines support for the military.
We are a nation of citizen soldiers.
- Rob Simmons

The world has closed its eyes to the humanitarian catastrophe in Azerbaijan,
where every seventh citizen is a refugee.
- Leonid Kuchma


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