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Letter "R" » Rome
«America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.»
«Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.»
Author: John Berger
, City of London
, Sex and
«Carolus V, Emperor of Rome, was wont to say that the Hispanic tongue was seemly for converse with God, the French with friends, the German with enemies, the Italian with the feminine sex.»
Author: Mikhail Lomonosov
, Emperor of Rome
, the French
, The Italian
, wont to
«Greece, sound thy Homer's, Rome thy Virgil's name, / But England's Milton equals both in fame.»
«Evil, what is evil? There is only one evil, to deny life As Rome denied Etruria And mechanical America Montezuma still»
«I've stood upon Achilles' tomb, And heard Troy doubted: time will doubt of Rome»
«Everyone soon or late comes round by Rome.»
«If there had been a censorship of the press in Rome we should have had today neither Horace nor Juvenal, nor the philosophical writings of Cicero»
«Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?»