„No evil is honorable; but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.“

As quoted in Epistles No. 82, by Seneca the Younger

Zenón de Citio Foto
Zenón de Citio6
filósofo de la antigua Grecia, fundador del estoicismo -334 - -263 a.C.

Citas similares

Epicurus Foto

„Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.“

—  Epicurus, Carta a Meneceo

Original: (el) τὸ φρικωδέστατον οὖν τῶν κακῶν ὁ θάνατος οὐθὲν πρὸς ἡμᾶς͵ ἐπειδήπερ ὅταν μὲν ἡμεῖς ὦμεν͵ ὁ θάνατος οὐ πάρεστιν͵ ὅταν δὲ ὁ θάνατος παρῇ͵ τόθ΄ ἡμεῖς οὐκ ἐσμέν.

Quintus Curtius Rufus Foto

„Despair is a great incentive to honorable death.“

—  Quintus Curtius Rufus Roman historian

IX, 5, 6.
Historiarum Alexandri Magni Macedonis Libri Qui Supersunt, Book IX
Original: (la) Desperatio magnum ad honeste moriendum incitamentum.

„Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it.“

—  David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006

Fuente: Fall of Kings

Elias Canetti Foto

„He will not do death the honor of taking it into account.“

—  Elias Canetti Bulgarian-born Swiss and British jewish modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer 1905 - 1994

Er erweist dem Tod nicht die Ehre.
J. Agee, trans. (1989), p. 150
Das Geheimherz der Uhr [The Secret Heart of the Clock] (1987)

Francesco Petrarca Foto

„A good death does honor to a whole life.“

—  Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere

Un bel morir tutta la vita honora.
Canzone 207 (c. 1348), st. 5
Il Canzoniere (c. 1351–1353), To Laura in Life

„Death with honor is better than a life of degradation.“

—  Husayn ibn Ali The grandson of Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib 626 - 680

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.44 p. 192
General Quotes

Aldo Capitini Foto
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Foto

„Suffering willingly endured is stronger than evil, it spells death to evil.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Fuente: Discipleship (1937), Revenge, p. 142.
Contexto: Jesus bluntly calls the evil person evil. If I am assailed, I am not to condone or justify aggression. Patient endurance of evil does not mean a recognition of its rights. That is sheer sentimentality, and Jesus will have nothing to do with it. The shameful assault, the deed of violence and the act of exploitation are still evil. … The very fact that the evil which assaults him is unjustifiable makes it imperative that he should not resist it, but play it out and overcome it by patiently enduring the evil person. Suffering willingly endured is stronger than evil, it spells death to evil.

Marcus Aurelius Foto

„Such a man then will think that death also is no evil.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, libro Meditaciones

VII, 35
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book VII
Contexto: From Plato: the man who has an elevated mind and takes a view of all time and of all substance, dost thou suppose it possible for him to think that human life is anything great? It is not possible, he said. Such a man then will think that death also is no evil.

William Hazlitt Foto

„Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

No. 35
Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823)

George MacDonald Foto
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Foto
Fulton J. Sheen Foto

„Evil men may not always do these things, but they seek to destroy goodness, virtue, morality, decency, truth and honor“

—  Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979

"Bishop Sheen Writes...Communism and Tragedy," The Toledo Blade, Sunday, July 26, 1959, sec. 2, p. 5. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22communists%20believe%20in%20the%20devil%22%20site:news.google.com/newspapers&source=newspapers&gws_rd=ssl#hl=en&q=%22Bishop+Sheen+Writes...+Communism+And+Tragedy%22+
Contexto: No one can understand Communism who does not believe in the devil. The Communists believe in the devil. The Communists organized a so-called "patriotic" church. A few brain washed were to be in charge of the churches because they were loyal to the anti-God regime.
One of the first orders given by the Communists to them was that the prayer to Prayer to Saint Michael be no longer said because it invoked the protection of St. Michael against "the wickedness and snares of the devil." As one Communist judge said: "We are those devils."
It is hard for many in the free world to believe that there are not only bad men, but evil men. Bad men steal, rape, ravage and plunder. Evil men may not always do these things, but they seek to destroy goodness, virtue, morality, decency, truth and honor. Bad men who steal admit honesty; evil men who do not steal, call dishonesty "honesty," totalitarianism "democracy," slavery "freedom." Evil men can be nice at table, polite with women, courteous in Washington, refined in London and calm in Geneva.
But the principle which guides their every move is the maxim of Lenin: every lie, trickery, knavery and deceit must be used to.

Francis Bacon Foto
Sophocles Foto

„Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.“

—  Sophocles, Electra

Electra, 1007.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

Robinson Jeffers Foto

„When open violence appears, to avoid it with honor or choose the least ugly faction; these evils are essential.
To keep one's own integrity, be merciful and uncorrupted and not wish for evil; and not be duped
By dreams of universal justice or happiness. These dreams will not be fulfilled.“

—  Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962

"The Answer" (1936)
Contexto: Then what is the answer? — Not to be deluded by dreams.
To know that great civilizations have broken down into violence, and their tyrants come, many times before.
When open violence appears, to avoid it with honor or choose the least ugly faction; these evils are essential.
To keep one's own integrity, be merciful and uncorrupted and not wish for evil; and not be duped
By dreams of universal justice or happiness. These dreams will not be fulfilled.

Ernest Hemingway Foto

„Julio, in those libraries of death
study the bodies of those bones—an assured evil;
and learn from those characters
that they form the abecedary of death!“

—  Hernando Domínguez Camargo Colombian poet 1606 - 1659

En tantas de la muerte liberias,
Los cuerpos de esos huesos mal seguro
Estudia Julio, y en su letra advierte,
que son abecedarios de la muerte!
San Ignacio de Loyola (1666), Poema heroyco ('Heroic Poem of Saint Ignatius of Loyola'), Book IV, Canto 6.
Quoted in Chambers Dictionary of Quotations (1997), p. 335

Nelson DeMille Foto

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