Selected Edith Hamilton Quotations
• To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.
• So far, we do not seem appalled at the prospect of exactly the same kind of education being applied to all the school children from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but there is an uneasiness in the air, a realization that the individual is growing less easy to find; an idea, perhaps, of what standardization might become when the units are not machines, but human beings.
• It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.
• A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them.
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2009. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Edith Hamilton Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/edith_hamilton.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)