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Publius Terentius Afer

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Biography - Publius Terentius Afer:

Terence was a Roman African playwright. *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -190 - Died: -159
Period:
2nd century BC
Place of birth: Tunisia

I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
Je suis homme, rien de ce qui touche à l'humanité ne m'est étranger.

German
Ich bin ein Mensch, nichts Menschliches ist mir fremd.

Latin
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.

Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.

Perhaps men entertain as many truths as falsehoods; have as many good qualities as bad; feel as many pleasures as pains. But we like to malign human nature, in order to try to raise ourselves above the common level, and to acquire for ourselves the respect of which we strive to rob it. We are so presumptuous, that we imagine we can separate our own personal interests from those of humanity in general, and malign the human race without implicating ourselves. This absurd vanity has filled books of philosophy with diatribes against human nature. Man is in disgrace with all thinkers, who rival one another in accusing him of depravity. But perhaps he may be about to rise again and recover all his virtues; nothing is permanent, and philosophy, like clothes, music, architecture, &c, has its vogues.

Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.




Quotes for: Human nature


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Quotes about human nature:


Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
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Be humanity evermore our goal.
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.
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The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.

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Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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So many men, so many opinions.
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Nothing is as valuable to a man as courage.
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By your actions, you give me reason to believe you.
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Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
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