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The Satyricon The Satyricon by Petronius
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“Can't you see that I'm only advising you to beg yourself not to be so dumb?”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“Nothing is falser than people's preconceptions and ready-made opinions; nothing is sillier than their sham morality...”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“Everyone will find what he's looking for. Nothing pleases everyone: this man gathers thorns, that one roses.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“I said everything that a painful swelling in one's libido tells one to say.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“utres inflati ambulamus. minoris quam muscae sumus, muscae tamen aliquam uirtutem habent, nos non pluris sumus quam bullae.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“All those who are left legacies in my will…will obtain my bequests only on one condition, that they cut my body in pieces and eat it before the eyes of the citizens…You must merely shield your eyes, and imagine that what you have swallowed is not human entrails but ten million sesterces.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“Nemo nostrum solide natus est.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“Just as in dicing, Fortune smiles or lowers; When good luck beckons, then your friend his gleeful service gives But basely flies when ruin o'er you towers.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“No man on earth may look on forbidden things as you have done and escape punishment. Especially here, a land so infested with divinity that one might meet a god more easily than a man.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“Nada hay más falso que los estúpidos respetos humanos y nada más estúpido que una hipócrita severidad.”
Petrônio, The Satyricon
“Es gibt nichts Verfehlteres als die unsinnige Voreingenommenheit der Menschen und nichts Dümmeres als gleisnerische Sittenstrenge.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“After all, I was once like you are, but being the right sort I got where I am.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
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“So the starry sky turns round like a millstone, always bringing some trouble, and men being born or dying.”
Petronius, The Satyricon
“It's the old headpiece that makes a man, the rest is all rubbish.”
Petronius, The Satyricon