Quotes and Sayings about Athens

Quotes and Sayings about Athens

We approached Athens from the north in early twilight, climbing a hill. When we reached its peak, we were dazzled to look down and see the Acropolis struck by one beam of the setting sun, as if posing for a picture.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

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Greece... the most recent Greek Tragedy.
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Everybody in Greece thinks you're the greatest thing since they put the pocket in pitta.
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I'm Greek. My body produces feta cheese.
The ancient Greeks invented lots of things we still have today, like medicine and olives. And lots of things that have died out, like democracy and pillars. They also developed culture in the form of yoghurt and theater in all its tedious forms.
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Greece is an extreme case: a country where both the level of spending and the level of taxation were unsustainable!
There are three things that every Greek woman must do in life: marry Greek boys, make Greek babies, and feed everyone.
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There's two kinds of people: Greeks, and everybody else who wish they was Greek.
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Give me a word... and I'll show you that the root of that word is Greek.
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I had to go to Greek school, where I learned valuable lessons such as, "If Nick has one goat and Maria has nine, how soon will they marry?"
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The Greeks were the only ones who had an ear for music.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Be as you wish to seem.
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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
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The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
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One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
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He is not a lover who does not love forever.
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Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
Always desire to learn something useful.
I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game.
If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that's what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that's what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don't try to be authentic and real with themselves.
I was selling stuff probably since I could remember, like 6 or 7 years old. I was always out there helping my mom and dad sell watches, glasses, CDs, DVDs, stuff like that. Whatever we could put our hands on. I did it until I was around 17. But I was just doing it because I had to. There was no other option.
It's my nature to be fearless.
A lot of effort and money are - rightly - expended keeping the president physically safe. But it's up to the president to maintain a schedule that allows for refueling, so as to be physically and cognitively at his or her best at all times. That's what it means to be strong, tough, and truly fit for the highest office.
If you want to have the clarity and steadiness to deal with that '3:00 A.M. phone call,' you should better have made sure that you're not running on empty when that phone rings.
The most important thing that we entrepreneurs have is our human capital. If we exhaust it, we make bad decisions.
In a culture fueled by burnout, a culture that has run itself down, our national resilience becomes compromised. And when our collective immune system is weakened, we become more susceptible to viruses that are part of every culture because they're part of human nature - fear-mongering, scapegoating, conspiracy theories, and demagoguery.
Europe resembles a fine riverboat that was launched on a still ocean in 2000. And then the first storm that hit it, in 2008, started creating serious structural problems for it. We started leaking water. And of course, the people in the third class, as in the Titanic, start feeling the drowning effects first.
By 1968, I had lived 10 years in Michigan. Gradually, I had come to love watching Detroit's baseball club in its small, beautiful, antiquated Tiger Stadium - a baseball park as fine as Fenway Park or Wrigley Field, though it never got the adulatory press.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
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Rachel Dawes: "Harvey, the last man who they appointed the Republic was named Caesar and he never gave up his power."
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Every time I describe a city, I'm saying something about Venice. The images from memory, once fixed in words, are erased. Maybe I'm afraid of losing Venice at once, if I'm talking about it. speaking in other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.
So you're single? In Paris? Now I'm even more jealous. I mean, your life is croissants and sex.
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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
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We stole the Statue of Liberty! The small one, from Las Vegas. I won't even mention the Eiffel Tower - also Vegas.
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