Edith Hamilton Quotes

Edith Hamilton Quotes

Genius moves to creation, not to destruction. Only a very few have combined both.

Love cannot live where there is no trust.

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is to be educated."

[Saturday Evening Post, September 27, 1958]

Convention (is) so often a mask for injustice.

Euripides "questioned everything. He was a misanthrope who preferred books to men.

It may seem odd to say that the men who made the myths disliked the irrational and had a love for facts; but it is true, no matter how wildly fantastic some of the stories are...

The mind knows only what lies near the heart.

The power of good is shown not by triumphantly conquering evil, but by continuing to resist evil while facing certain defeat.

She was brave from excess of grief

I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them. Greece's great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul. We don't really act as if we believed in the soul's immortality and that's why we are where we are today.

Noble self-restraint must have something to restrain.

Very few great artists feel the giant agony of the world.

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