Erasmus, letter 337 Allen (vol. II, p. 107), to Martin Dorp, late May 1515 (tr. John C. Olin):
I would be able to
name for you a great number of men who, already gray-haired oldsters, were rejuvenated
in the study of Greek, since they finally realized that without Greek the study of letters
was feeble and groping.
possem tibi permultos enumerare nominatim, qui cani iam coeperint
in his litteris repuerascere, quod tandem animadvertissent sine his
mancum ac caecum esse litterarum studium.
Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
, Problem I (tr. Walter Lowrie):
Every profound thinker and every serious artist is even in our day rejuvenated by the eternal youth of the Greek race.