The Academic questions: treatise De finibus, and Tusculan disputations, of M.T. Cicero

H.G. Bohn, 1853 - 474 sider

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Side 327 - Yet if, as holiest men have deem'd, there be A land of souls beyond that sable shore, To shame the doctrine of the Sadducee And sophists, madly vain of dubious lore...
Side 264 - Oh stay, O pride of Greece ! Ulysses stay ! Oh cease thy course, and listen to our lay ! Blest is the man ordain'd our voice to hear, The song instructs the soul, and charms the ear. Approach ! thy soul shall into raptures rise ! Approach ! and learn new wisdom from the wise ! We know whate'er the kings of mighty name Achieved at Ilion in the field of fame ; Whate'er beneath the sun's bright journey lies.
Side 416 - Grimly he smiled ; earth trembled as he strode : His massy javelin quivering in his hand, He stood, the bulwark of the Grecian band. Through every Argive heart new transport ran : All Troy stood trembling at the mighty man...
Side 114 - Wisdom is the only thing which can relieve us from the sway of the passions and the fear of danger, and which can teach us to bear the injuries of fortune itself with moderation, and which shows us all the ways which lead to tranquillity and peace.
Side xxv - He taught in the Cynosarges. a gymnasium for the use of Athenians born of foreign mothers ; whence probably his followers were called Cynics («mirai), though others derive their name from their dog-like neglect of all forms and usages of society.
Side 337 - ... of life, was to fall into an eternal evil by death. Let us rather infer, that we have a retreat and haven prepared for us, which I wish we could make for with crowded sails ; but though the winds should not serve, yet we shall of course gain it, though somewhat later.
Side 434 - Leon, admiring his ingenuity and eloquence, asked him what art he particularly professed ; his answer was, that he was acquainted with no art, but that he was a philosopher. Leon, surprised at the novelty of the name, inquired what he meant by the name of philosopher. and in what philosophers differed from other men : on which Pythagoras replied, " That the life of man seemed to him to resemble those games, which were celebrated with the greatest possible variety of sports, and the general concourse...
Side 284 - The work is divided into five books ; the first of which teaches us how to contemn the terrors of death, and to look upon it as a blessing rather than an evil. The second, to support pain and affliction with a manly fortitude. The third and fourth, to moderate all our complaints and uneasiness under the accidents of life. The fifth, to evince the sufficiency of virtue to make man happy. It was...
Side 433 - You have been the inventress of laws ; you have been our instructress ill morals and discipline : to you we fly for refuge ; from you we implore assistance ; and as I formerly submitted to you in a great degree, so now I surrender up myself entirely to you. For one day spent well, and agreeably to your precepts, is preferable to an eternity of error.
Side 390 - Though vast the heaps that strow the crimson plain, The bloody harvest brings but little gain : The scale of conquest ever wavering lies, Great Jove but turns it, and the victor dies ! The great, the bold, by thousands daily fall, And endless were the grief, to weep for all. Eternal sorrows what avails to shed ? Greece honours not with solemn fasts the dead : Enough, when death demands the brave, to pay The tribute of a melancholy day.

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