Goldwin Smith Quotes

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Goldwin Smith Quotes

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
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Above all nations is humanity.

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Personality is lower than partiality.

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Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church.

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The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.

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Rome was great in arms, in government, in law.

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There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages.

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The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.

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No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages, any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.

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Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has a real duty there.

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The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.

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As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.

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In my youth,geology was nervously striving to accommodate itself to Genesis. Now it is Genesis that is striving to accommodate itself to geology.

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The mighty and supreme Jesus, who was to transfigure all humanity by his divine wit and grace-this Jesus has flown.

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We Jews regard our race as superior to all humanity, and look forward, not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them.

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