Great Thoughts from Latin Authors

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCraufurd Tait Ramage

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... THE FOOL. For know this, that those who have no aid or support within themselves to render their lives happy, will find every state irksome; while such as are convinced they must owe their happiness to themselves, will never consider anything as an evil that is but a necessary effect of the established order of nature, which old age most undoubtedly is. It was absolutely necessary that some term should be set, and that, as it is with the fruits of trees, and of the earth, seasons should be allowed for their springing, growing, ripening, and at last to drop. This wise men will cheerfully submit to; nor could anything else be meant by the stories told of the giants warring against the gods, tharj men's rebelling against nature and its laws. DISCONTENT. But a perverse temper and fretful disposition, will, wherever they prevail, render any state of life whatsoever unhappy. VIRTUE. J But the best armor of old age, Scipio and Laelius, is a well-spent life preceding it; a life employed in the pursuit of useful knowledge, in honorable actions and the practice of virtue; in which he who labors to improve himself from his youth will in age reap the happiest fruits of them; not only because these never leave a man, not even in the extremest old age, but because a conscience bearing witness that our life was well spent, together with the remembrance of past good actions, yields an unspeakable comfort to the souL So 1 Peter iii. 16:--"Having a good conscience." GLORIOUS ACTIONS. For it is neither by bodily strength, nor swiftness, nor agility, that momentous affaiis are carried on, but by judgment, counsel, and authority, the abilities for which are so far from failing in old age, that they truly increase with it. RASHNESS. For it is a truth but too...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... THE FOOL. For know this, that those who have no aid or support within themselves to render their lives happy, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217481043

ISBN - 13:9780217481045

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