"Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns."
"In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods."
"From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become from what the ancients did, what poetry must be."
"Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet especially not against their poetry."
"Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said."