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Stealing Athena

Karen Essex

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Lovers of words have no place where honest work must be done.”

“I am more human than rational.”

“it is a quote from Mihri Hatun, a lady poet who wrote many centuries ago. 'A talented women is better than a thousand untalented men, and a women of understanding is better than a thousand stupid men.”

“She was keen on the idea that a strong mind, enforced with a strong will, could overcome any difficulty.”

“No rational person would intentionally commit an act of evil, for everyone knows that it would bring the wrath of the community upon him. (Socrates)”

“Perfection does not take into account the viewer.' Pheidias had once said to me. 'It exists on it own, independent of and unconcerned with opinions or utility.”

“It appears to me that our sex is only discussed publicly in a derogatory manner. The respectable woman is doomed to anonymity.”

“I am telling you that the child will not out live the buildings. Do you understand that wheras women may touch the immortal by giving birth, men--great men-- must build monuments and seek fame?”

“Think about it. For the sake of fame, men will risk great dangers. They put themselves in the jaws of death more than for their children. For fame, they will spend their money like water and work their fingers to the bone. Have you not observed this in your own home?”

“The rich rarely give a black dog for a white monkey, my friend. It's the way of the world.”

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