30 June 2009


(the Younger)
Roman philosopher,
statesman, dramatist

• “It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.”

• “The mind unlearns with difficulty what has long been impressed on it.”

• “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful.” (What Great Men Think of Religion, Ira D. Cardiff, 1972)

1 comment:

Snowbrush said...

I don't suppose he meant ALL religion as a major tenet of Stoicism was that a benevolent deity is running the show, and things are therefore playing out as they should whether it seems that way or not.

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