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17.9.12

Quotation: Lucretius On Childish Fear


"Our life is one long struggle in the darkness; and as children in a dark room are terrified of everything, so we in broad daylight are sometimes afraid of things that are no more to be feared than the imaginary horrors that scare children in the dark."
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, Liber Secondus
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16.3.12

Quotation on How the Wise Understand

a word to the wise is sufficient
dictum sapienti sat est


Attributed to Plautus, Roman dramatist and Terence, Roman poet

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