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  • Greek is the morning land of languages, and has the freshness of early dew in it which will never exhale.

  • Greece is a good place for rebirths.

  • I come from a Greek household. My mother wouldn't let the FedEx man come in without eating.

  • Where two Greeks are gathered together, there will be at least three political parties represented, and possibly more.

  • Life to most Greeks may be either tragic or comic or a mixture of both; but one thing it never is — and that is, meaningless.

  • ... Greece is not a country of happy mediums: everything there seems to be either wonderful or horrible ...

    • Nancy Mitford,
    • "Wicked Thoughts in Greece" (1955), The Water Beetle ()
  • [On Athens:] We think and feel differently because of what a little Greek town did during a century or two, twenty-four hundred years ago.

  • To rejoice in life, to find the world beautiful and delightful to live in, was a mark of the Greek spirit which distinguished it from all that had gone before. It is a vital distinction.

  • The Greek temple is the creation, par excellence, of mind and spirit in equilibrium.