Edith Hamilton

1867 - 1963

A Quote by Edith Hamilton on education, thought, and world

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

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on education, interest, life, pleasure, thought, and world

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an edcuated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is to be educated.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on life

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The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on facts, limits, mind, questions, and thought

The fundamental facts about the Greek was that he had to use his mind. The ancient priest had said, "Thus far and no farther. We set the limits of thought." The Greeks said, "All things are to be examined and called into question. There are no limits set on thought.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on driving, effort, facts, failure, mind, music, power, and reason

There is a field where all wonderful perfections of microscope and telescope fail, all exquisite niceties of weights and measures, as well as that which is behind them, the keen and driving power of the mind. No facts however indubitably detected, no effort of reason however magnificently maintained, can prove that Bach's music is beautiful.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on facts, nature, and theory

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

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on art, conflict, solution, and world

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

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on chaos, facts, and mind

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

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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