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Edith Hamilton

Data de nascimento: 12. Agosto 1867
Data de falecimento: 31. Maio 1963

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Edith Hamilton , historiadora americana.

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„There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty.“

— Edith Hamilton
Context: There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist, except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers. Three Greek Plays, introduction (1937)

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„If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.“

— Edith Hamilton
Context: What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business, possessed of great wealth, in which all citizens had a right to share... Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result... If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.

„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 educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life.“

— Edith Hamilton
Context: 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 educated 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. Saturday Evening Post (27 September 1958); also in Adventures of the Mind : From the Saturday Evening Post (1962), by Richard Thruelsen and John Kobler

„Love cannot live where there is no trust.“

— Edith Hamilton, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

„The mind knows only what lies near the heart.“

— Edith Hamilton, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

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