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Greek is the morning land of languages, and has the freshness of early dew in it which will never exhale.
You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something - it is true.
Greece is the home of the gods; they may have died but their presence still makes itself felt. The gods were of human proportion: they were created out of the human spirit.
As far as Athens is concerned, I also think about all those people who are trying to escape tax all the time. All these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax.
Spain and Greece have 25%
I was spending most of my summers in Greece when I was a little girl, and at boarding school my first room-mate was Greek, so I guess I kind of had that Greek destiny.
I truly enjoyed Greece - Santorini. That's somewhere that I always want to be.
I grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, these fantastic places I remember fondly.
I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world.
And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
And Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece.
The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy.
In a word I claim that our city as a whole is an education to Greece.
I am proud of being a Greek of the diaspora.
Greece is a medium-sized country in Europe. Our debt accounts for only 2.5 percent of the total of all members of the euro zone.
Until the blood from my pen runs dry, I shall worship the Greek body, the Greek mind, and the Greek soul.
Until my tears land upon Greek soil, I shall forever live in exile.
But Greece and her foundations are Built below the tide of war, Based on the crystalline sea Of thought and its eternity; Her citizens, imperial spirits, Rule the present from the past, On all this world of men inherits Their seal is set.
Greeks have a sense about wine and coffee.
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.
Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
For my part, it was Greek to me.
The Olympics have just started and the Greeks are already 14 medals in debt.
In English the expression 'ancient Greece' includes the meaning of 'finished,' whereas for us Greece goes on living, for better or for worse; it is in life, has not expired yet.
I would say we are a friend in need and I am sure that the Greek people would very much welcome the choice of the British people to come and enjoy Greece, first of all, but also that would be a sign of support.
Everything is Greek, when it is more shameful to be ignorant of Latin.
United States: the country where liberty is a statue.
Give a Greek enough rope and he'll hang everyone else in sight.
If you look at the map, there's Thrace, Greece, Bulgaria, and there's tiny Gallipoli. It is such a small part of the whole peninsula, and yet you only hear about this little tiny bit.
Even people who know nothing about Greece know something about Greece. The very name sparks visions of ancient civilizations that dominated the Mediterranean.
We are a pivotal part of the European Union. Any destabilization of Greece would totally rock the boat.
Germany, the diseased world's bathhouse.
We must go to Athens.
Greece is not a country that can be humiliated. It is a matter of finding an intersection between the reasonable elements of both sides [EU and Greece] which has to be done.
Greece appears to be the fountain of knowledge; Rome of elegance
Macedonia as a whole tended to remain in isolation from the rest of Greece ...
On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece,
And the grandeur that was Rome.
If the 'Athens Spring' - when the Greek people courageously rejected the catastrophic austerity conditions of the previous bailouts - has one lesson to teach, it is that Greece will recover only when the European Union makes the transition from 'We the states' to 'We the European people.'
The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you.
Germany is Europe's heart. But bitterness is widespread. Currently the Germans hate the Greeks and the Greeks hate the Germans. The demonization of the country has to stop if we want a strong Europe. So I am setting a positive example.
I would like to see Greece as a case study, an opportunity for Europe to strengthen its coordination of fiscal policy.
We're on our way to Greece, in the hands of a confused, foolish government. It's got to stop. It's got to stop.
I would caution against fueling cheap populism. First of all, every German who has spent a vacation in Greece knows that the standard of living there isn't higher than it is in Germany. Second, Greece is paying a high price for European assistance.
In Greece we're too poor to go to psychiatrists
we have friends instead.
Tell Greece that her spring has been taken out of her year.
Bid the hungry Greek go to heaven, he will go.
[Lat., Graeculus esuriens in coelum, jusseris, ibit.]
Georgia is not just a European country, but one of the most ancient European countries.
Freedom was born in Greece because there men limited their own freedom ... The limits to action established by law were a mere nothing compared to the limits established by a man's free choice.
I think it's often discussed that leaving the Euro is an option for Greece. I think this is really not an option.
The Beauty which old Greece or RomeSung, painted, wrought, lies close at home.
Besides great climates and lovely beaches, California and Greece share a fondness for dysfunctional politics and feckless budgeting.
Without Greek studies there is no education.
So you know, everyone points out Greece's default record, but the history of a lot of sovereign nations is not a good one when it comes to lending them money.
At times of distress, we all like to recall the advice of fathers and mothers. The best advice my father gave me was to keep faith and deep confidence in the potential of the Greek people; nurture the belief that they can do things.
UK - that was Britain.
Without Greece, it is not possible to preserve the integrity of the European phenomenon.
I've been waiting over 40 years to come to Cyprus, and it has not disappointed - the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Crossroads of Civilization, and, I might add, a genuine strategic partner to the United States of America.
Today I want to send a message of optismism to all Greeks. Our road, our path, will be more stabilised. Our country will be in a better situation. We will be stronger.
but for mine own part, it was Greek to me.
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
The way some German politicians have lashed out at Greece when the country fell into the crisis has left deep wounds there. I was just as shocked by the banners of protesters in Athens that showed the German chancellor in a Nazi uniform.
Greek culture is pleasant to contemplate because of its great simplicity and naturalness, and because of the absence of gadgets, each of which is sooner or later a cause of servitude.
If Greece were a woman so sensually provocative that I must fall physically and desperately in love with her, and at the same time so calmly aristocratic that I should never be able to approach her.
If a Greek woman tells you to do something, you do it.
Those who have a lot of money in Greece invest in housing abroad. It's all immoral. The Greek crisis is structural, but also political.
Greece's debts are all denominated in euros, but it isn't clear who holds how much of those debts. For that reason, the consequences of a national bankruptcy would be incalculable. Greece is just as systemically important as a major bank.
Of all peoples the Greeks have dreamt the dream of life best.
You own your own island?
Doesn't every Greek tycoon?
The vast majority of Greeks accept the need for reform and want to keep our country inside the euro zone.
Greece is an extreme case: a country where both the level of spending and the level of taxation were unsustainable!
I'm amazed to find those countries are in Europe.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,
[On Italy:] ... the country where kindness to strangers is a religion, you can't turn your head without seeing something beautiful, and you can't get a bad meal if you try.
I like reading, free diving and hiking. But my favorite thing to do is travel anywhere in Greece. I love everything about that place.
Greece, maneuvering for debt relief, is flirting treacherously with Moscow. Recession-hit economies such as Italy seem to believe business as normal with Russia trumps calls for solidarity over Ukraine.
If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her.
Italia! O Italia! thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty.
I know what the Greeks do not know, incertitude.
With all her masculine vigour and glory, Greece fell, gradually atrophied, because one half of her had been, of set purpose, intellectually and politically paralyzed.
I'm Greek, and we're conspiratorial by nature.
If you've ever had a rational thought or asked Why? or gazed at the night sky in silent wonder, then you have had a Greek moment.
A Greek has twenty-five centuries of painful history to keep is dreams in check, but there's nothing more dangerous than to give an American hope.
In Greece, the unemployment rate has risen to 22%. The solution to the problem was to raise taxes on the rich, according to the Greek president Barack Obama-opolis.
But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
Markets are saying pretty much what I'm saying too: that Greece is doing what it can, but that Greece is not going to be able to carry the weight of all of Europe and the other problems that Europe has.
It is important that the Greek people make decisions on important developments.
England that little gray island in the clouds where governments don't fall overnight and children don't sell themselves in the street and my money is safe.
Albania, Macedonia and Greece have managed to create a good partnership in the south of the Continent and are making progress in blocking the spread of the conflict. But any spillover could destroy this European-oriented partnership and create problems for the European Union countries themselves.
Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail?
A Mediterranean city is really my culture.
If Greece had gone through a very normal political life, I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarization and the barbarism of dictatorships - that made me feel that we had to change this country.
And from this marvellous pan-Hellenic expedition, triumphant, brilliant in every way, celebrated on all sides, glorified incomparable, we emerged: the great new Hellenic world.
Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.
The reason the Greeks don't pay taxes is they don't trust where their taxes are going, because they know these other Greeks are taking money from the state for doing nothing. It's an essentially corrupt society.
Captive Greece took captive her savage conquerer and brought the arts to rustic Latium
The shadow of an exit of Greece from the euro zone takes on ever clearer shape, repeated apparently final attempts to reach a deal are starting to make the whole process look ridiculous. There is an ever greater number of people who feel as if the Greek government is giving them the run-around.
The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.
The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day.
In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.
I am convinced that the public, large majority of the Greek people, realize that policies pursued in the past and the market practices have to be changed, in order to improve the prospects of the Greek economy. So there is, I think, strong public support despite the increases in social tensions.
Everyone asks me why someone Turkish is making Greek yogurt. In Greece, it is not called 'Greek yogurt.' Everywhere in the world it is called 'strained yogurt.' But because it was introduced in this country by a Greek company, they called it 'Greek yogurt.'