N.G.L. Hammond Quotes (4 quotes)
“The toponyms of the Macedonian homeland are the most significant. Nearly all of them are Greek.”
The Macedonian State (1989)
“The Balkan situation was far from secure, with the Odrysians and Scythians only recently defeated and with the Triballi still defiant. Yet Philip was confident of success in the interest of the Greek-speaking world and of Macedonia in particular.”
The Genius of Alexander the Great, p.21, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (November 26, 2004)
Reflections and Maxims (1746), No. 103
“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.”
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Random House LLC (2010 ed.) - ISBN: 9780307498465
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
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Bio: Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond CBE, DSO was a British scholar of ancient Greece of great accomplishment and an operative for the British Special Operations Executive in occupied Greece during World War II.