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.”

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

“Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination.”

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

The Satyricon Quotes

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

The Satyricon

“What power has law where only money rules?”

The Satyricon

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