Edith Hamilton


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.

It is not hard work which is dreary; it is superficial work.

Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.

"The Echo of Greece", chapter 2 (1957).