Edith Hamilton Quotes

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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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Love cannot live where there is no trust. -Edith Hamilton
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Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active. -Edith Hamilton
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To set up what you like against what you dislike - this is the disease of the mind -Edith Hamilton
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There is no dignity like the dignity of a soul in agony. -Edith Hamilton
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The suffering of a soul that can suffer greatly -- that and only that, is tragedy. -Edith Hamilton
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The Old Testament is the record of men's conviction that God speaks directly to men. -Edith Hamilton
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When we speak of beauty, we're speaking of something we're more or less indifferent to. -Edith Hamilton
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The fullness of life is in the hazards of life. And, at the worst, there is that in us which can turn defeat into victory. -Edith Hamilton
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The fullness of life is in the hazards of life. -Edith Hamilton
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Besides Zeus on his throne, Justice has her seat. -Edith Hamilton
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Convention (is) so often a mask for injustice. -Edith Hamilton
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The author determines that the bitterest struggles are for one side of the truth to the suppression of the other side. -Edith Hamilton
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Noble self-restraint must have something to restrain. -Edith Hamilton
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A man without fear cannot be a slave. -Edith Hamilton
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The Greeks were realists. They saw the beauty of common things and were content with it. -Edith Hamilton
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Genius moves to creation, not to destruction. Only a very few have combined both. -Edith Hamilton
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Euripides
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The power of good is shown not by triumphantly conquering evil, but by continuing to resist evil while facing certain defeat. -Edith Hamilton
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We hold there is no worse enemy to a state than he who keeps the law in his own hands. -Edith Hamilton
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She was brave from excess of grief -Edith Hamilton
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Though the outside of human life changes much, the inside changes little. -Edith Hamilton
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Very few great artists feel the giant agony of the world. -Edith Hamilton
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The mind knows only what lies near the heart. -Edith Hamilton
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Tell one your thoughts, but beware of two. All know what is known to three -Edith Hamilton
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A magical universe was so terrifying because it was so irrational. There was no cause and effect anywhere. -Edith Hamilton
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An ancient writer says of Homer that he touched nothing without somehow honoring and glorifying it. -Edith Hamilton
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None so good that he has no faults, None so wicked that he is worth naught. -Edith Hamilton
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Liberty depends on self-restraint. Freedom is freedom only when controlled and limited. -Edith Hamilton
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Tragedy cannot take place around a type. Suffering is the most individualizing thing on earth. -Edith Hamilton
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Uncertainty is the prerequisite to gaining knowledge and frequently the result as well. -Edith Hamilton
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A people's literature is the great text-book for real knowledge of them. -Edith Hamilton
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