Quotes of Athen

“ How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. ”

- Alexander The Great

“ Coming into tonight, I knew it was going to be a great race,... In the 400, Laszlo put up a 4:10.1 earlier in the year, and so you expect him to put up a good time in (the 200). I knew Ryan was going to be fast coming off his short course season, and hes improved a lot since Athens, so I just wanted to go out there and relax a bit and go out there and do what I had to do. ”

- Michael Phelps

“ I am a citizen not of Athens or Greece, but of the world. ”

- Socrates

“ Today's news was published by word of mouth in the streets of ancient Athens. ”

- Unknown

“ When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. ”

- Edith Hamilton

“ We were an Athens rather than a Rome An Athens innovates; a Rome capitalizes on that innovation. ”

- Jon Huntsman Jr.

“ And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed. ”

- Bible

“ Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence. ”

- John Milton

“ A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager. ”

- Edgar Allan Poe
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