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  • "I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat."
    —Sir Winston Churchill, Roving Commission: My Early Life
  • "He studied Latin like the violin, because he liked it."
    —Robert Frost, The Death of the Hired Man
  • "Nor can I do better, in conclusion, than impress upon you the study of Greek literature, which not only elevates above the vulgar herd but leads not infrequently to positions of considerable emolument."
    —Thomas Gaisford, Christmas sermon, Christ Church, Oxford.
  • "I enquire now as to the genesis of a philologist and assert the following: 1. A young man cannot possibly know what the Greeks and Romans are. 2. He does not know whether he is suited for finding out about them."
    —Friedrich Nietzsche, Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen
  • "I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."
    —George Orwell

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