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Antiquity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Antiquity' quotations and sayings.

All the transactions of the past differ very little from those of the present.

All things now held to be old were once new. - What today we hold up by example, will rank hereafter as precedent.

Antiquity is enjoyed not by the ancients who lived in the infancy of things, but by us who live in their maturity.

Antiquity! - I like its ruins better than its reconstructions.

I do by no means advise you to throw away your time in ransacking, like a dull antiquarian, the minute and unimportant parts of remote and fabulous times. Let blockheads read, what blockheads wrote.

It is one proof of a good education, and of a true refinement of feeling, to respect antiquity.

The earliest and oldest and longest has still the mastery of us.

Those old ages are like the landscape that shows best in the purple distance, all verdant and smooth, and bathed in mellow light.

Those we call the ancients were really new in everything.

Time consecrates and what is gray with age becomes religion.

What subsists today by violence, continues tomorrow by acquiescence, and is perpetuated by tradition, till at last the hoary abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives itself out as the wisdom of ages.

When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated.-From that moment we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer.