Quotes of Grecian

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

- William Shakespeare

“ Above any Greek or Roman name. ”

- John Dryden

“ W our civilization could be, if not promoted, at least better endured. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts. ”

- Virgil

“ The Delphic oracle said I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing. ”

- Socrates

“ For my part, it was Greek to me. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ X in our alphabet being a needless letter has an added invincibility to the attacks of the spelling reformers, and like them, will doubtless last as long as the language. X is the sacred symbol of ten dollars, and in such words as Xmas, Xn, etc., stands for Christ, not, as is popular supposed, because it represents a cross, but because the corresponding letter in the Greek alphabet is the initial of his name — Xristos… ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ If Easter means anything to modern man it means that eternal truth is eternal. You may nail it to the tree, wrap it up in grave clothes, and seal it in a tomb; but truth crushed to earth, shall rise again. Truth does not perish; it cannot be destroyed… ”

- Donald Harvey Tippet

“ The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies. ”

- William Faulkner
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