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Petronius Arbiter
(27-66) born on
Jan 00
Italian Latin writer. Latin writer, supposed to be the Gaius Petronius whom Tacitus called arbiter elegantiae (arbiter of taste) at the court of Nero. He is generally believed to be the author of Satyricon, a satirical romance in prose and verse about the licentious life of the upper class in S Italy, fragments of which have been preserved. Accused of conspiring against Nero, he committed suicide.
We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing;

A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind.
One good turn deserves another.
Reorganizing can be a wonderful method for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
One man will tell you one rule of life, and another'll tell you another. But I say, "Buy cheap and sell dear," and so you see I'm bursting with wealth.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: "Satyricon."
A: "Satyricon", sec. 45.
N: From "Charades," an internet collection of quotations
K: "The Satyricon."

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