Quotations that match 'greeks'.

I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Greeks Known State Uncertainty Unknown]
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
[ Christianity Enlightenment Great Greeks Humanism Ideas Judaism Made Our Philosophical Product Religious Romans Several Society Traditions Us]
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
[ Ago Dedicate Gentle Greeks Life Make Man Many Ourselves Tame Us World Wrote Years]
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
[ Beginning Believe Did End Gods Greeks His Inevitable Man Melodrama Mercy Nobody Own Probably Problems Solve Then Tragedy Will Write]
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
[ Any Carried First French Grammar Greeks Had Invented Language Never Phases Philosophical Such These Unchanged View]
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
[ Ages Any Coast Country Early East Except Greeks Knew Little Mediterranean Near Own Real See South Their Those Thus]
Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks. Alistair Cooke
[ Factory Flourishing Greeks Grew Hollywood Most Mythology Popular Since]
There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today. Andrew Wiles
[ Back Date Greeks Proofs Still Today Valid]
We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. Thucydides
[ Beautiful Cultivate Greeks Loss Lovers Manliness Mind Our Simple Tastes Without Yet]
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
[ Area Because Certain Degree Greeks Inherited Politics Romans Some Striking Them Things Whole]
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
[ Back Because Beethoven Crime Everybody Going Great Greeks Heritage History Just Mozart Music Part Plays Way]
The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths. George Lloyd
[ Ancient Greeks Knack Myths Truths Wrapping]
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
[ Against Blood England English Fascism Friends Gave Greece Greek Greeks Lives Pilots Protect Shed Soil Their War]
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
[ Above Art Beautiful Believes Days Egyptians Exalted Greeks Only Proud Race Religion Religions Rising Single Solitary Soul Stands Their These Time Whenever]
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
[ Case Citizen Every Free Greeks Must Romans Should Soldier State]
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
[ Add Called Death Grandly Greeks Happy His Phrase Said Their Till Tragic Unhappy Which Would]
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
[ Ancient Cinema Dark Dream Dreaming Gather Greeks Mysteries Participating Same Sit Strangers Together Unison Used]
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us. Madame de Stael
[ Affords Among Definition Enthusiasm God Greeks Noblest Sense Signifies Us Word]
Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside! Morris West
[ Been Cage Drunk Ever God Greeks Inside Language Made Our Shoved Since Words]
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
[ Blooded Breed Fervent Greeks Know Said Something Tell True Warm Well]
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
[ Already Character Films Greeks Interest More Portraying Purpose Than Theatre Understood Unusual Usual]
When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war. Nathaniel Lee
[ Greeks Joined Then Tug War]
Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns. Willem de Kooning
[ Always Behind Columns Felt Fraud Greeks Hiding Style Their Were]
The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies. Edward Bond
[ Extreme Greeks Said Their Things Tragedies Very]
The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center. Stephen Gardiner
[ Ancient Arms Center Circle Described Extended Greeks His Legs Man Navel Noticed]
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
[ Ancient Delusion Even Greeks Insanity Knew Lose Love Lucid Mind Over Power Rational Self-Destruction Straight Taking Think Well Yourself]
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
[ Again Athens Begin Construct Faster Games Greeks Host Might Rumors Sites Switched Will]
Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail? George Chakiris
[ Always Fail Greeks Open Restaurants Why]
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. Virgil
[ Bring Even Fear Gifts Greeks]
Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response. Larry Summers
[ Almost Always Back Blaming Crisis Financial Goes Greeks Least Response Speculators Wrong]
What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being. Edward Bond
[ Able Being Greeks Human Meant Question Radically Shakespeare Were]
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
[ Back Bed Big Book Collections Goes Got Greeks Poetry Romans These]
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
[ Come Comes Greeks Life Means Place See Seeing Situation Social Theatre Truth Word]
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
[ Art Back Enhancing Food Go Greeks Life Romans Talk Three Way Wine]
The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks. Johannes Stark
[ Already Ancient Composition Greeks Mind Objects Occupied Perceptible Question Which]
The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks. Edward Bond
[ Comes Greeks Our Theatre]
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
[ Among Civilization Discussing Emotional Fact Friendly Greeks Had Idiots Members Men Own Relationships Sex Their Time Uneducated Were Young]
It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks. Miriam Beard
[ Entering Greeks Muses Only Professions Recently Succeeded Those Very Which Women]
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
[ Able Attain Barbarism Greeks Hardly Human Knowledge Nature New Passing Possessed Seem Strengthening Through Without]
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
[ Agree Also Barbarians Debtor Deliver Easily Gospel Greeks Him His Only Paul Preaching Unwise Wise Word Would]