Marcus Manilius Quotes
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Best 23 Quotes by Marcus Manilius
“A docile disposition will, with application, surmount every difficulty.”
“All things obey fixed laws.”
“As we are born we die, and the end commences with the beginning.”
“Being born, we die; our end is consequent on our beginning.”
“Bright Scorpio, armed with poisonous tail, prepares Men's martial minds for violence and wars.
His venom heats and boils their blood to rage And rapine spreads o'er the unlucky age.”
“Every one is in a small way the image of God.”
“Every one is poorer in proportion as he has more wants, and counts not what he has, but wishes only for what he has not.”
“Everything born to a mortal existence is subject to change, nor does the earth notice that, despoiled by the passing years, it bears an appearance which varies through the ages.”
“Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another.”
“Experience, after many trials, perfected the art, example showing the way.”
“First Aries, glorious in his golden wool, Looks back and wonders at the mighty Bull.”
“How many realms since Troy have been o'erthrown? How many nations captive led?
How oft Has Fortune up and down throughout the world Changed slavery for dominion?
“Human reason freed men's minds from wondering at portents by wresting from Jupiter his bolts and power of thunder, and ascribing to the winds the noise and to the clouds the flame.”
“It is easy to spread the sails to propitious winds, and to cultivate in different ways a rich soil, and to give lustre to gold and ivory, when the very raw material itself shines.”
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“It is my delight to traverse the very air and spend my life touring the boundless skies, learning of the constellations and the contrary motions of the planets.”
“Labor is itself a pleasure.”
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“Man know thyself and you will know the universe and all its Gods.”
“Man must be so weighed as though there were a God within him.”
“No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind.
The remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open.”
“Seek not the measure of matter; fix your gaze
Upon the power of reason, not of bulk;
For reason 'tis that all things overcomes.”
“The hours fly around in a circle.”
“Time stands with impartial law.”
“We are always beginning to live, but are never living.”
“Who can know heaven except by its gifts? And who can find out God, unless the man who is himself an emanation from God?”
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“In the degree that Man realizes the existence of the Indwelling Spirit immanent within his being, so will he rise in the spiritual scale of life.
This is what spiritual development means — the recognition, realization, and manifestation of the Spirit within us.
Try to remember this last definition — that of spiritual development. It contains the Truth of True Religion.”