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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

Quote

Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations



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)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
Bien souvent on se rend coupable en négligeant d'agir, et non pas seulement en agissant.”
Marcus Aurelius - Pensées pour moi-même

German
Oft tut auch der Unrecht, der nichts tut; wer das Unrecht nicht verbietet, wenn er kann, befiehlt es.”
Marcus Aurelius - Selbstbetrachtungen

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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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
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While you live, while it is in your power, be good.”
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Very little is needed to make a happy life.”
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At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
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