Sunday 17 June 2012

Cicero's comments from 43BC

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”

“It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.”

“No one dances sober, unless he is insane.”

“Times are bad, Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.”

(Or blog)

43BC. Nothing changes.

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