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Lovers of Wisdom Without Loss of Manly Vigor – “The Greek Way” – Edith Hamilton

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Civilisation, Humanism, Philosophy, Quotes

Pericles, according to Thucydides, held the Athens of his day to be one of them. The most famous of his sayings gives, in brief but to perfection, the height of civilization attained with undiminished power to act. The Athenians, he says, are “lovers of beauty without having lost the taste for simplicity, and lovers of wisdom without loss of manly vigor.”

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