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Antiquity

Gossip is none the less gossip because it comes from venerable antiquity. - Mandell Creighton
Gossip is none the less gossip because it comes from venerable antiquity. -
The patriotism of antiquity becomes in modern societies a caricature. In antiquity, it developed naturally from the whole condition of a people, its youth, its situation, its culture - with us it is an awkward imitation. Our life demands, not separation from other nations, but constant intercourse; our city life is not that of the ancient city-state. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is one proof of a good education, and of true refinement of feeling, to respect antiquity. - Lydia Sigourney, fully Lydia Huntley Sigourney, née Lydia Howard Huntley
Does God work? This is a crucial question, for the denigration of work and the degradation of the worker in both antiquity and modernity are supported by the view that the gods do not have to work. That is what makes them gods. - Douglas Meeks, also M. Douglas Meeks
Those whom we call ancients were in truth new in every respect, and actually formed the childhood of man; and since we have added to their knowledge the experience of the succeeding centuries, it is in ourselves that that antiquity can be found which we revere in others. - Blaise Pascal
The wise men of antiquity, when they wished to make the whole world peaceful and happy, first put their own States into proper order. Before putting their States into proper order, they regulated their own families. Before regulating their families, they regulated themselves. Before regulating themselves, they tried to be sincere in their thoughts. Before being sincere in their thoughts, they tried to see things exactly as they really are. - Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. - Joseph Addison
The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is no assurance of its truth. - Pierre Bayle
How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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