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Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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Biography - Publius Cornelius Tacitus:

Roman senator and historian.
Born: 58 - Died: 120
Period:
2nd century
1st century
Place of birth: France
France

Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.




Translation

Translation

(German, French, Latin)



German
Auch bei den Weisen ist die Ruhmsucht das Letzte, wovon sie sich befreien.

French
Mais même pour les sages, la passion de la gloire est la dernière dont on se dépouille.

Latin
Etiam sapientibus cupido gloriae novissima exuitur.




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The contempt of riches in philosophers was only a hidden desire to avenge their merit upon the injustice of fortune, by despising the very goods of which fortune had deprived them; it was a secret to guard themselves against the degradation of poverty, it was a back way by which to arrive at that distinction which they could not gain by riches.




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