„All mortals desire themselves to be praised.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Augustine of Hippo in De Trinitate, Book XIII, Chapter III
Original: (la) Omnes mortales sese laudarier optant.

Ennius photo
poète latin -239 - -169 avant J.-C.

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„All men think all men mortal but themselves.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Source: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night I, Line 424.

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„O Light Invisible, we praise Thee!
Too bright for mortal vision.“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

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„The desire for praise is more imperative than the desire for food and shelter.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983

Entry (1952)
Contexte: This food-and-shelter theory concerning man's efforts is without insight. Our most persistent and spectacular efforts are concerned not with the preservation of what we are but with the building up of an imaginary conception of ourselves in the opinion of others. The desire for praise is more imperative than the desire for food and shelter.

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„The works of the righteous would be mortal sins if they would not be feared as mortal sins by the righteous themselves out of pious fear of God.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

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„You want praise from people who kick themselves every fifteen minutes, the approval of people who despise themselves.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, livre Pensées pour moi-même

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VIII, 53
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„All men are mortal. Socrates was mortal. Therefore, all men are Socrates.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Love and Death (1975)
Contexte: If I don't kill him he'll make war all through Europe. But murder... the most foul of all crimes. What would Socrates say? All those Greeks were homosexuals. Boy, they must have had some wild parties. I bet they all took a house together in Crete for the summer. A: Socrates is a man. B: All men are mortal. C: All men are Socrates. That means all men are homosexuals. Heh... I'm not a homosexual. Once, some cossacks whistled at me. I happen to have the kind of body that excites both persuasions. You know, some men are heterosexual and some men are bisexual and some men don't think about sex at all, you know... they become lawyers.

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„The Muse gave the Greeks their native character, and allowed them to speak in noble tones, they who desired nothing but praise.“

—  Horace, Ars Poetica

Grais ingenium, Grais dedit ore rotundo
Musa loqui, præter laudem nullius avaris. . .

Line 323
Ars Poetica, or The Epistle to the Pisones (c. 18 BC)
Original: (la) Grais ingenium, Grais dedit ore rotundo
Musa loqui, præter laudem nullius avaris. . .

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„Those who are actuated by the desire of fame and glory are amazingly gratified by approbation and praise, even though it comes from their inferiors.“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 12, 6.
Letters, Book IV
Original: (la) Omnes enim, qui gloria famaque ducuntur, mirum in modum assensio et laus a minoribus etiam profecta delectat.

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„Not all that is mortal is useless.“

—  Cassandra Clare, livre Clockwork Princess

Source: Clockwork Princess

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„He is too blest that his own Happiness knows,
And Mortals to themselves are greatest Foes.“

—  John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676

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„Conscience is a God to all mortals.“

—  Menander Athenian playwright of New Comedy -342 - -291 avant J.-C.


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„The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.“

—  Thomas Carlyle, livre Characteristics

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„They boosted themselves with such nauseating self-praise as to make the stones jump out of the walls and flee.“

—  Giovanni Boccaccio, livre Corbaccio

Se medesimi esaltando con parole da fare per istomacaggine le pietre saltar del muro e fuggirsi.
Il Corbaccio (c. 1355), "The Labyrinth of Love" (tr. Normand Cartier)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“