Facts about Gilbert Murray

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Gilbert Murray was a famous Diplomat from United Kingdom, who lived between January 2, 1866 and May 20, 1957.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Gilbert.

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Famous quotes by Gilbert Murray (10)


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"The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths"
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"The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word"
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"Greek was very much a live language, and a language still unconscious of grammar, not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries"
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"It is doubtless one of Aristotle's great services that he conceived so clearly the truth that literature is a thing that grows and has a history"
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"The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of"
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"Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle"
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"The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece"
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"Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms, but very often he takes them for granted; and in the latter case, I think, he is sometimes deceived by them"
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"Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading"
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"Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul"


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