Quotes

  • "to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time." - Ithaca, T.S. Elliot
  • "we return to Greece in order to rediscover the archetypes of our mind and of our culture." - James Hillman
  • "Greece and her foundations are built below the tide of War," based on the crystalline sea Hellas, by Percy Bysshe Shelly
  • "Her citizens, imperial spirits, rule the present from the past." - Hellas - Percy Bysshe Shelly
  • "Our Hellenic background, has given us the courage and strength to understand and to absorb our American environment in a perfect union ..." - Kimon Doukas, PSP - 1966 Ahepa Convention
  • "Grace to you and Peace from He-who-is and He-who-was and He-who-is to come." - St. John, 1st Chapter of the Last Book of Revelations
  • "Know Thyself" - Socrates
  • "Must we but weep o'er days more blest? Must we but blush? --Our fathers bled." - Don Juan, 1821 - Lord Byron
  • "Earth! render back from out thy breast a remnant of our Spartan dead!" - Don Juan, 1821 - Lord Byron
  • "Of the three hundred grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae." - Don Juan, 1821 - Lord Byron
  • "We are all Greeks." - Percy Bysshe Shelly
  • "Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their roots in Greece." - Percy Bysshe Shelly
  • "Greek civilization is alive; it moves in every breath of mind that we..." - Will Durant
  • "The mention of Greece fills the mind with the most exalted sentiments..." - President James Monroe
  • "This people, a people of intelligence, ingenuity, refinement, spirit and enterprise..." - Hon. Danel Webster
  • "The sympathies which the people and Government of the US have so warmly indulged with the cause of Greece..." - President John Quincy Adams
  • "For Athens alone of her contemporaries is found when tested to be greater than her reputation." - Pericles
  • "Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by, that here obedient to their laws we lie." - Simonides - Epitaph at Thermopylae
  • "Were'er we tread 'tis haunted, holy ground." - Lord Byron
  • "Nothing in Excess." - Aristotle
  • "A thousand faces has this Greek world ... always recognizable." - Henry Miller - Collosus of Marrusi
  • "To rejoice in life, to find the world beautiful ... was a mark of the Greek spirit..." - Edith Hamilton
  • "The modern Greek ... when he begins to sing ... breaks the crust of Greek logic..." - Nikos Kazantzakis
  • "Had Greek civilization never existed ... we would never have become fully conscious." - W.H. Auden
  • "The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy." - Bertrand Russell
  • "This is true Liberty when free born men having to advise the public may speak free." - Euripides
  • "I hope nothing, I fear nothing, I am free." - Nikos Kazantzakis
  • "I collect my tools: sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing, intellect. Night has fallen..." - Nikos Kazantzakis
  • "I stood at Agamemnon's tomb. From that day forth my life was dedicated to the recovery of the divinity of man." - Henry Miller
  • "The Greek Earth opens before me like the Book of Revelations." - Henry Miller
  • "The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being." - Henry Miller
  • "I felt this was my duty ... to draw the thick ancestral darkness out of my loins and transform it ... into light." - Nikos Kazantzakis
  • "(the Melteme) comes up every morning ... blows stronger as the day goes on, until at sunset it dies down and is still, waiting like us for morning." - Elia Kazan
  • "It was more than a ... figure, it represented every Anatolian Greek waiting to be redeemed." - Elia Kazan
  • "Give me a firm place to stand and I will move the whole earth." - Archimedes
  • "Xanthus, why do you prophesy my death? There's no need for that." - Homer
  • "Never yet have I seen nor shall see again such men as these were..." - Homer
  • "These were the strongest generation of earth-born mortals..." - Homer
  • "In my time I have dealt with better men than you, and never once did they disregard me." - Homer
  • "Except the blind forces of nature, nothing moves in this world which is not Greek in its origin." - Sir Henry Maine
  • "Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their roots in Greece." - Shelley
  • "You who bore your child. It was for Greece you bore her, not yourself." - Euripides


  • Humor Quotes

  • "Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ~~'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.'" - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
  • "I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'" - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement." - Mark Twain
  • "The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible." - George Burns
  • "Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year." - Victor Borge
  • "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain
  • "By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." - Socrates
  • "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." - Groucho Marx
  • "My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe." - Jimmy Durante
  • "I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back." - Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • "Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat." - Alex Levine
  • "My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying." - Rodney Dangerfield
  • "Money can't buy you happiness... but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." - Spike Milligan
  • "I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me the position." - Mark Twain
  • "Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was Shut Up." - Joe Namath
  • "I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap." - Bob Hope
  • "I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it." - W.C. Fields
  • "We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress." - Will Rogers
  • "Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you." - Winston Churchill
  • "Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty... but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out." - Phyllis Diller
  • "By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere." - Billy Crystal

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