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1. "Men propound mathematical theorems in besieged cities, conduct metaphysical arguments in condemned cells, make jokes on the scaffold, discuss a new poem while advancing to the walls of Quebec, and comb their hair at Thermopylae. This is not panache; it is our nature."
Author: C.S. Lewis
2. "It's love, not the Battle of Thermopylae. You don't have to treat everything like it's a last stand."
Author: Cassandra Clare
3. "Hooper was no romantic. He had not as a child ridden with Rupert's horse or sat among the camp fires at Xanthus-side; at the age when my eyes were dry to all save poetry – that stoic, red-skin interlude which our schools introduce between the fast-flowing tears of the child and the man – Hooper had wept often, but never for Henry's speech on St Crispin's day, nor for the epitaph at Thermopylae. The history they taught him had had few battles in it but, instead, a profusion of detail about humane legislation and recent industrial change. Gallipoli, Balaclava, Quebec, Lepanto, Bannockburn, Roncevales, and Marathon – these, and the Battle in the West where Arthur fell, and a hundred such names whose trumpet-notes, even now in my sere and lawless state, called to me irresistibly across the intervening years with all the clarity and strength of boyhood, sounded in vain to Hooper."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
4. "Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer."
Author: George William Curtis
5. "O Stranger, send the news home to the people of Sparta that here weAre laid to rest: the commands they gave us have been obeyed.? ?e??', ??????e?? ?a?eda?µ?????? ?t? t?de?e?µe?a, t??? ?e???? ??µas? pe???µe???.[Epitaph of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae]"
Author: Simonides

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