Gaius Petronius Arbiter Quotes

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.”

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

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“What power has law where only money rules?”

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“Unless a man has pity he is not truly a man. If a man has not wept at the worlds pain he is only half a man, and there will always be pain in the world, knowing this does not mean that a man shall dispair.

A good man will seek to take pain out of things. A foolish man will not even notice it, except in himself, and the poor unfortunate evil man will drive pain deeper into things and spread it about wherever he goes.”

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