Saturday…Just Saying

True and fitting for today, this quote wasn’t written by a modern day Author. Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote it Before Christ. Born in 103BC and died 43BC. He sure didn’t know Amazon Kindle and ebooks would make the dream of being published available to all writers.

In the following 7 lines, Cicero of 1st century BC, sums all the problems with the 21st centuryAD.  Apparently people never really change.

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;

Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;

Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;

Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;

Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;

Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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3 Comments

  1. KMW

     /  08/13/2011

    The more things change, the more they stay the same…

    Reply
    • Sadly true. I guess we could focus on the good human qualities that have remained through the centuries.

      Reply
  2. Bobbie

     /  08/13/2011

    there is nothing left to be said.
    he said it all.

    Reply

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