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When faith is supported by facts or by logic it ceases to be faith.
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She was brave from excess of grief

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[W]hat is ugly and evil is apt to change and grow milder with time.

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Not because he had complete courage based on overwhelming strength, which is merely a matter of course, but because, by his sorrow for wrongdoing ad his willingness to do anything to expiate it, he showed greatness of soul.

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To answer the question, what makes a tragedy, is to answer the question wherein lies the essential significance of life, what the dignity of humanity depends upon in the last analysis. Here the tragedians speak to us with no uncertain voice. The great tragedies themselves offer the solution to the problem they propound. It is by our power to suffer, above all, that we are of more value than the sparrows. Endow them with a greater or as great a potentiality of pain and our foremost place in the world would no longer be undisputed. Deep down, when we search out the reason for our conviction of the transcendent worth of each human being, we know that it is because of the possibility that each can suffer so terribly. What do outside trappings matter, Zenith or Elsinore? Tragedy's preoccupation is with suffering. But,

— Edith Hamilton

When faith is supported by facts or by logic it ceases to be faith.

— Edith Hamilton

Sooner or later, if the activity of the mind is restricted anywhere it will cease to function even where it is allowed to be free.

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There is no dignity like the dignity of a soul in agony.

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In theology the conservative temper tends to formalism.

— Edith Hamilton

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