Edith Hamilton Quotes

Most popular Edith Hamilton Quotes

Love cannot live where there is no trust.

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A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them.


To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is to be educated.


When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.


Myths are early science, the result of men's first trying to explain what they saw around them.


Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.


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.

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A word is no light matter.  Words have with truth been called fossil poetry, each, that is, a symbol of a creative thought.


None but a poet can write a tragedy.  For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.


Civilization, a much abused word, stands for a high matter quite apart from telephones and electric lights.  It is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the things of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feeling.