Quotation Explorer - 'Roman'

DATARY, n. A high ecclesiastic official of the Roman Catholic Church, whose important function is to brand the Pope's bulls with the words _Datum Romae_. He enjoys a princely revenue and the friendship of God. - Ambrose Bierce
No state has an inherent right to survive through conscript troops and in the long run no state ever has. Roman matrons used to say to their sons: "Come back with your shield, or on it." Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome.
'Light fuse and get away' may work for a Roman candle, but not so much for the wrath of a woman scorned. - Jeph Jacques
The truth is Christmas evolved from the Roman holiday Saturnalia, a winter festival where men gave gifts to each other. They also would get drunk, have sex with each other and beat their wives - Huey Freeman The Boondocks
A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter. - Alan W. Watts
There will be pages. Lots and lots of pages. Most of the pages will have letters on them, and a vast majority of these letters will be in the Roman alphabet. - Aaron Allston
It was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
PLEBEIAN, n. An ancient Roman who in the blood of his country stained nothing but his hands. Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution. - Ambrose Bierce
Would that the Roman people had a single neck [to cut off their head]. - Caligula (Gaius Caesar)
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. - Jack Kerouac
If the teachings of the early Christians changed Rome and the entire Roman Empire, we can’t point to any great change that the teachings coming from our pulpits today are producing upon our world in general - Sunday Adelaja
Hat im 20. Jahrhundert irgendein anderer Roman so nachhaltig gewirkt wie"Pippi Langstrumpf"? - Edmund Jacoby
Writing is a form of art. Do not use New Times Roman or Arial because it's boring and hackneyed. - Natalya Vorobyova
The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman nor an Empire. - Voltaire
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. - Jack Kerouac
The Roman Church has grown and grown, fueled by immigration but also renewed by two pontiffs who have seemed to understand what Tocqueville knew: People want guidance for their souls once they are convinced they have them. - Hugh Hewitt
Het is geen roman, 't is een aanklacht! - Multatuli
Bir roman kadar uzun bu tümce,-Sonra işte yaşlandım. - Gülten Akın
It is no coincidence that, on all four sides, in all four corners, the borders of the Roman Empire stopped where wine could no longer be made. - Neel Burton
When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere. - Saint Ambrose
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. - Voltaire
History is gossip that's been legitimized, and that's really the case when you get into some of the Roman historians. Wow! They'd be right at home on reality tv. - Esther M. Friesner
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