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The desire for safety stands against every great and noble

Postby Lucus Eques » Mon May 12, 2008 2:38 pm

"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise."
- Tacitus

Can anyone confirm for me in which text this is written? I cursory search online does not reveal the source.
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Postby Amadeus » Mon May 12, 2008 3:30 pm

It seems it's just a quote attributed to Tacitus. If not, my search proved fruitless as well. :)

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Tacitus
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Postby adrianus » Mon May 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Posted twice the same thing. Sorry.
Bis eandem epistulam misi. Me paenitet!
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Postby adrianus » Mon May 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Quod requisivisti, Luce care, ego quoque sine eventu conquisivi. Ecce autem quod inveni in situ quodam ( http://www.quotecosmos.com/quotes/35406/view ):
"Security: The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise, Tacitus, Publius Cornelius" ,
quod hunc nexum continet:
"Safety Stands, Price $84.00. In stock" !!! Utrum pretium bonum sit necné, me rogo.
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