Edith Hamilton - Quotes

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

The fullness of life is in the hazards of life. ---->>>

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

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can. ---->>>

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is being educated. ---->>>

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

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

Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth. ---->>>

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed. ---->>>

The modern minds in each generation are the critics who preserve us from a petrifying world, who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: August 12, 1867
Birthplace:
Die: 05-31, 1963
Occupation: Writer
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Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was an American educator and internationally-known author who was the most renowned classicist of her era. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she also studied in Germany at the University of Leipzig and the University of Munich. Hamilton began her career as an educator and head of the Bryn Mawr School, a private college preparatory school for girls in Baltimore, Maryland; however, Hamilton is best known for her essays and best-selling books on ancient Greek and Roman civilizations (wikipedia)