I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical.
Essentially, we distinguish ourselves from the rest. If you want to win something, run the 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a Marathon.Emil Zatopek
Not all books are created equal, and for the special ones, you begin to know it sometimes even before the work is finished, but always by the time you slam that last line home and shriek, "Done! Done!," and fall head-down across your keyboard like the runner from Marathon.lois mcmaster bujold
The mountains look on Marathon And Marathon looks on the sea; And musing there an hour alone, I dreamed that Greece might still be free.Robert Byron
That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.samuel johnson
Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.robert graves
Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.