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American Educator and Author. Known for popularizing classical Greek and Roman literature. 1867-1963
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Civilization...is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the thins of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feeling. Where imponderables, are things of first importance, there is the height of civilization, and, if at the same time, the power of art exists unimpaired, human life has reached a level seldom attained and very seldom surpassed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To be able to be caught up into the world of thought-that is educated.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.”

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