The Six Mistakes of Man

The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.

The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.

Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.

Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.

Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying.

Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Cicero (106-43 BC)

5 responses to “The Six Mistakes of Man

  1. Great post. Cicero was a man way ahead of his time.


  2. He was indeed. Perhaps we need to publicise this one – a lot!


  3. you’re welcome – I stole it from some old Italian guy.


  4. Pingback: quote: the six mistakes of man « running through rain

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