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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

So many men, so many opinions.




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
Autant d'hommes, autant d'opinions.

German
So viele Menschen, so viele Ansichten.

Latin
Quot homines, tot sententiae.




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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?




Quotes for: opinion


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Quotes for: opinion


Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.





Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato  





We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.











Quotes for: Man


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No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  











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Publius Terentius Afer also said...


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





Nothing is as valuable to a man as courage.





By your actions, you give me reason to believe you.





Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.












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