Greece And Rome Quotes

Greece And Rome Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Walford, Louis Simpson, Lord Byron, Alan Bennett, Plato and many others.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the Classical tradition, deriving from ancient Greece and Rome, beauty was perceived as the means by which the artist captured the viewer’s eye in order to engage the viewer with truth and so inspire goodness.
John Walford
All that grave weight of America Cancelled! Like Greece and Rome. The future in ruins!
Louis Simpson
When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls–the World.
Lord Byron
There are more microbes per person than the entire population of the world. Imagine that. Per person. This means that if the time scale is diminished in proportion to that of space it would be quite possible for the whole story of Greece and Rome to be played out between farts.
Alan Bennett
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
We don’t usually think of what we eat as a matter of ethics. Stealing, lying, hurting people – these acts are obviously relevant to our moral character. In ancient Greece and Rome, ethical choices about food were considered at least as significant as ethical choices about sex.
Peter Singer
Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as ‘Western Civilization,’ long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.
John Henrik Clarke
No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn’t have a prayer.
Jane Elliott
Since the days of Greece and Rome the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor. We have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities.
Robert Kennedy
Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more! though fallen, great!
Lord Byron
For what are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet?
Ralph Waldo Emerson