Gaius Petronius Arbiter Quotes

Who is Gaius Petronius Arbiter?

Gaius Petronius Arbiter was a Roman courtier during the reign of Nero. He is generally believed to be the author of the Satyricon.

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Best 6 Quotes by Gaius Petronius Arbiter

“The mind longs for what it has missed.”

Gaius Petronius Arbiter

“The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived.”

Gaius Petronius Arbiter

“Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination.”

Gaius Petronius Arbiter

“You see a louse on someone else, but not a tick on yourself.”

Gaius Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon Quotes

“Nothing is falser than people's preconceptions and ready-made opinions; nothing is sillier than their sham morality.”

Gaius Petronius Arbiter
The Satyricon

“What power has law where only money rules?”

Gaius Petronius Arbiter
The Satyricon

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