QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLES

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All Quotations / Quotations from Ambrosius Macrobius

Good laws have their origins in bad morals.

Best Quotations

"Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods."

Francis Quarles
"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth."

Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
"Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure."

Reinhold Niebuhr
"To harken to evil conversation is the road to wickedness.."

Anonymous
"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."

I Ching