Top 15 Athens Quotes

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“The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.”

― Bill Toomey

“Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don’t begin to construct the sites faster.”

― Bill Toomey

“It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.”

― Edward Everett

“Certainly, R.E.M. grew out of the Wuxtry record store in Athens, where Peter Buck was working and Michael Stipe came in to visit. And even their later manager, Bertis Downs, they all met and congregated at that record store. So I’m sure we wouldn’t see those without the record store.”

― Gary Calamar

“People aren’t familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew.”

― Mark Zupan

“When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.”

― Michael Stipe

“So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia band to being a Southern band to being an American band from the East Coast to being an American band and now we’re kind of an international phenomenon.”

― Michael Stipe

“As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century.”

― Robert A. Dahl

“An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.”

― Robert South

“I don’t want the United States to be Athens on the Potomac.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“I would like to be a philosopher in ancient Athens and a poet in ancient China.”

― Shan Sa

“In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?”

― Tertullian

“Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.”

― Thucydides

“I came from the Sticks, literally. I grew up in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, just outside Athens, Georgia.”

― Tituss Burgess
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