Quotes of Classical

“ If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Above any Greek or Roman name. ”

- John Dryden

“ That is a very good question. I don't know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker? ”

- Arthur Miller

“ Before Latin, there is a period which Greek and Slavic share in common. So this involves the history of language families, as and when relevant. ”

- Ferdinand De Saussure

“ If a jazz player is really playing, the classical player will have to respect him. ”

- Wes Montgomery

“ There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifery. ”

- Bernard Mandeville

“ But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age. ”

- John Greenleaf Whittier

“ When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. ”

- Clifton Fadiman

“ Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood. ”

- Ezra

“ Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Jazz attracted me because in it I found a formal perfection and instrumental precision that I admire in classical music, but which popular music doesn't have. ”

- Django Reinhardt

“ You will find the Americans much as the Greeks found the Romans: great, big, vulgar, bustling people more vigorous than we are and also more idle, with more unspoiled virtues but also more corrupt. ”

- Harold Macmillan

“ Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek. ”

- Edmund Waller

“ I started playing piano when I was 7. And I started with classical lessons. Then I really got exposed to jazz. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ People have always thought of me as someone who's very classical, when in fact I've led a rather unconventional life. ”

- Catherine Deneuve

“ For though to smatter ends of Greek Or Latin be the rhetoric Of pedants counted, and vain-glorious, To smatter French is meritorious. - Samuel Butler (1). ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Small Latin, and less Greek. ”

- Ben Jonson

“ The Greeks had their gods and heroes. We have ours. What are they there for? ”

- Frank Miller

“ When in Rome, do as Rome does. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series. ”

- Frank Bruno

“ And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. ”

- Bible

“ In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them. ”

- George Mikes

“ Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ According to classical aerodynamics, it is impossible for a bumblebee to fly. ”

- Doctor Who

“ A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics. ”

- Werner Heisenberg

“ Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature. ”

- Cyril Connolly
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