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Marcus Tullius Cicero

Treatises on Friendship and Old Age

115 printed pages
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  • Nikolai C.has quoted5 years ago
    Accordingly, the death of young men seems to me like putting out a great fire with a deluge of water; but old men die like a fire going out because it has burnt down of its own nature without artificial means
  • Nikolai C.has quoted5 years ago
    What the object of senile avarice may be I cannot conceive. For can there be anything more absurd than to seek more journey money, the less there remains of the journey?
  • Nikolai C.has quoted5 years ago
    But, it will be said, old men are fretful, fidgety, ill-tempered, and disagreeable. If you come to that, they are also avaricious. But these are faults of character, not of the time of life.

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