Quotes about Athens

Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts
And eloquence.
John Milton

Wherever literature consoles sorrow or assuages pain; wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark house and the long sleep, – there is exhibited in its noblest form the immortal influence of Athens. Thomas Babington Macaulay

Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured. Thucydides

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. Edith Hamilton

The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England. Dean Inge