Robert Harris on Cicero and Scipio

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Quote of the day: “‘If only you will look on high,’ the old statesman tells Scipio, ‘and contemplate this eternal home and resting place, you will no longer bother with the gossip of the common herd or put your trust in human reward for your exploits. Nor will any man’s reputation endure very long, for what men say dies with them and is blotted out with the forgetfulness of posterity.’ All that will remain of us is what is written down.” (Robert Harris’s Dictator)

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