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Ancient Rome

- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -
Quotes from the Roman Empire - AD

Ovid 43 BC - c.17 AD

"It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe that there are."

"You will go most safely by the middle way."

"Plenty has made me poor."

"I see the better things, and approve; I follow the worse."

"Time the devourer of everything."

"Far hence, keep far from me, you grim women!"

"Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries."

Emperor Augustus 63 BC - 14 AD

"Festina lente" (Make haste slowly)

Augustus boasted that he:
"Inherited it (the city of Rome) brick and left it marble."


Emperor Vespasian 9 - 79 AD

"Pecunia non olet" (Money has no smell)

When fatally ill:
"Woe is me. I think I am becoming a god."

Tacitus c.56 - c.177 AD

"They make a wilderness and call it peace."

"It is part of human nature to hate the man you have hurt."

"Sine ira et studio" (With neither anger nor partiality)

"Elogantiae arbiter" (The arbiter of taste)

"Deos fortioribus adesse." (The gods are on the side of the stronger.)


Emperor Hadrian 76 - 138 AD

Poem by Hadrian:
"Animula vagula blandula,
Hospes comesque corporis."

(Ah! gentle, fleeting, wavering sprite,
Friend and associate of this clay!)

Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180 AD

"Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity."

"Time is a violent torrent; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place."

Marcus Aurelius

"Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear."

"Mankind have been created for the sake of one another. Either instruct them, therefore, or endure them."

"To change your mind and to follow him who sets you right is to be nonetheless the free agent that you were before."

Emperor Constantine c.288 - 337

"In hoc signo vinces"
(In this sign shalt thou conquer)


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- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -

| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical Period |
| The Great Quotes of Ancient Greece |
| Profound Quotes of Ancient Rome - BC |
| Quotes from the Roman Empire - AD |
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages |
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and Renaissance |
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries |
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes | Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon Era |
| Modern European History Quotes from the 1800s |
| Quotes from Europe and Asia - 1900s | Winston Churchill |

Famous Quotes from American History
| Benjamin Franklin | Quotes from America in the 1700s |
| Thomas Jefferson | United States Quotes from the 1800s |
| Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War | Mark Twain |
| American Quotes from the Early 1900s and World War I |
| US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes |
| Famous American Pop Culture Quotes |



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