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Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring
Of woes unnumber'd, heavenly goddess, sing!

-: [ The Iliad of Homer. Book i. Line 1. ]
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Greece
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Ancient of days! august Athena! where,
Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul?
Gone—glimmering through the dream of things that were;
First in the race that led to glory's goal,
They won, and pass'd away—Is this the whole?

-: [ Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto II (1812), Stanza 2 ]
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Greece
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.
-: [ Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 240. ]
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Greece
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Following the tradition of reason and empirical inquiry, the West bounds forward to conquer the world; the East, prodded by frightening subconscious forces, likewise darts forward to conquer the world. Greece is placed in the middle; it is the world's geographical and spiritual crossroads.
-: [ from Report To Greco ]
~ Nikos Kazantzakis | (Greek novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher ) | 1883 - 1957 | Greece
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artis intulit agresti latio.
"Greece, the captive, made her savage victor captive, and brought the arts into rustic Latium."

-: [ Epistles 2.1.156, in Horace : Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica (1929) ]
~ Horace | ( Latin lyric poet. ) | BC 65-8 | Greece
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks!
-: [ inspired by the resistance of the Greeks during the invasion of Greece in April 1941. ]
~ Winston Churchill | ( British politician. ) | 1874-1965 | Greece
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Historical justice obliges me to state that of the enemies who took up positions against us, the Greek soldier particularly fought with the highest courage. He capitulated only when further resistance had become impossible and useless.
-: [ Speech to the Reichstag on May 4, 1941, after the Italian and German invasions of Greece. ]
~ Adolf Hitler | ( German politician and Chancellor of Germany ) | 1889 -1945 | Greece
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
I thank Your Majesty for your friendly message which comes at a time when all free peoples are deeply impressed by the courage and steadfastness of the Greek nation.
-: [ Letter to King George of Greece on December 5, 1940, for the Greek victory in the Greco-Italian War. ]
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt | ( Thirty-second President of the USA. ) | 1882-1945 | Greece
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
In every Greek landscape...the light is the protagonist-hero. The mountains, the valley and the sea form the arena in which he struggles, or the couch on which he reposes. The mountains, the valley, the sea play a secondary role.
~ Nikos Kazantzakis | (Greek novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher ) | 1883 - 1957 | Greece
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Pericles. He asks of you that never used to beg.
1st Fisherman. No, friend, cannot you beg? Here’s them in our country of Greece gets more with begging than we can do with working.

-: [ Pericles and 1st Fisherman, in Pericles, act 2, sc. 1, l. 62-5. ]
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Greece
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Such is the aspect of this shore;
"Tis Greece, but living Greece no more!
So coldly sweet, so deadly fair,
We start, for soul is wanting there.

-: [ The Giaour (1813), line 90. ]
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Greece
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome.

-: [ To Helen. ]
~ Edgar Allan Poe | ( American poet, critic, and short-story writer. ) | 1809-1845 | Greece
quotes Division : American poets   
     
We are all Greeks.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Greece
quotes Division : British Poets