Macrobius, fully Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius

Macrobius, fully Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius
fl. early 5th Century

African-born Latin Writer, Roman Grammarian and Neoplatonist Philosopher

Author Quotes

Vulgar minds are more influenced by example than by argument.

We should so speak with men as though the Gods were listening, and so speak with the Gods as though men were listening.

With himself as judge, no guilty man is acquitted, nor can any one escape his own sentence.

You have been considering whether the fowl came first from the egg or the egg from the fowl.

Each one forms his own character; his station is assigned to him by fortune.

Everything sweet quickly brings satiety.

Good laws derive from evil habits.

Love cannot exist where there is fear.

So it is that even if the moderation of those who live luxuriously prevents injury to the bodily health, still luxury itself is a moral infirmity.

The origin of speculation is a defective memory.

Thou knowest not what evening may bring.

Time could not exist before the world.

Good laws have their origins in bad morals.

Love and fear exclude each other.

A wound does not pierce the soul.

Good laws are begot by bad actions.

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Macrobius, fully Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius
Birth Date
fl. early 5th Century
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African-born Latin Writer, Roman Grammarian and Neoplatonist Philosopher