Thursday, August 05, 2021


Truth is Hidden

Lactantius, Divine Institutes 1.1.7 (tr. Mary Francis McDonald):
...truth is hidden, wrapped in obscurity, and it is either despised by the learned because it is in need of suitable defenders or it is hated by the unlearned because of the austerity innate in it, which the nature of men, prone to vice, is not able to endure...

...obvoluta in obscuro veritas latet eaque uel contemptui doctis est, quia idoneis adsertoribus eget, uel odio indoctis ob insitam sibi austeritatem, quam natura hominum proclivis in vitia pati non potest...

<< Home
Newer›  ‹Older

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?