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Marcus Aurelius

Quote of Marcus Aurelius - Often he who omits an act...


Biography - Marcus Aurelius:

Emperor of Rome.
Born: 121 - Died: 180
Period:
2nd century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.



Note 

Note



Other version: "Omissions no less than commissions are oftentimes part of injustice."


Source: Meditations

Internet Archive - The Meditations Of The Emporor Marcus Antoninus (gr) (en) 

Wikisource - Pensées de Marc-Aurèle (fr) 



Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Italian)



French
Bien souvent on se rend coupable en négligeant d'agir, et non pas seulement en agissant.

German
Oft tut auch der Unrecht, der nichts tut; wer das Unrecht nicht verbietet, wenn er kann, befiehlt es.

Italian
Spesso commette ingiustizia non solo colui che fa qualcosa, ma anche colui che non la fa.




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To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.




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