Outward beauty is not enough; to be attractive a woman must use words, wit, playfulness, sweet-talk, and laughter to transcend the gifts of nature.

— Petronius

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Nothing is falser than people's preconceptions and ready-made opinions;

nothing is sillier than their sham morality.

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Women are one and all a set of vultures.

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A man who is always ready to believe what is told him will never do well, especially a businessman.

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Leave your home, O youth, and seek out alien shores.

A wider range of life has been ordained for you.

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He that has a penny in his purse, is worth a penny: Have and you shall be esteemed.

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I believe that school makes complete fools of our young men, because they see and hear nothing of ordinary life there.

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The favor for the favor or One hand washes the other.

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Just as dumb creatures are snared by food, human beings would not be caught unless they had a nibble of hope.

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While fortune lasts you will see your friend's face.

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A huge dog, tied by a chain, was painted on the wall and over it was written in capital letters 'Beware of the dog.'

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The mind longs for what it has missed.

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Beauty and wisdom are rarely conjoined.

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About Petronius

Quotes 26 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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The world wills itself to be deceived, so let it be deceived.

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I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

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Everyone will find what he's looking for.

Nothing pleases everyone: this man gathers thorns, that one roses.

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He has gone over to the majority.

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Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination.

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Heaven is equally distant everywhere.

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It is fear that first brought gods into the world.

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The world wants to be deceived.

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One good turn deserves another.

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What power has law where only money rules?

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Can't you see that I'm only advising you to beg yourself not to be so dumb

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A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind.

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