Marcus Tullius Cicero advises modern man


“There are six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

Believing that personal gain is achieved by despoiling others;

Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;

Insisting that a thing is impossible because we don’t know how to accomplish it;

Making important choices based on trivial preferences;

Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;

Attempting to coerce others to believe and live as we do.”
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

1 Comment

  1. Chillingworth on September 4, 2014 at 6:59 am

    . . . and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time . . . .