Quote of the day - Doing the right thing

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Today's quote is from Ovid, a Roman poet: "Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor"

 (I see and approve the better course, yet choose the worse.)

Unfortunately all too true for me far too often.

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  • Ovid was Roman, not Greek... this is probably the reason why the quote is in Latin and not in Greek :-)

    BTW, the quote is incorrect: the word "melora" does not exist in Latin and it has to be replaced by the word "meliora"...

    Cheers,

    Francesco

  • Ovid was Roman, not Greek... this is probably the reason why the quote is in Latin and not in Greek :-)

    by the way, the quote is incorrect too: the word "melora" does not exist in Latin and it has to be replaced by the word "meliora"...

    Cheers,

    Francesco

  • And you are so correct - fixed!

  • Sounds like my corporate life right now! How you doing Buck?

  • I'm doing great, Jay! Other than mixing my Greeks and Romans :)

  • Reading that quote brought me instantly to Romans 7:15 in my mind. This type of quote is far too often true for far too many of us (including self, here). Thanks for making us think, Buck.

  • Great quote, Buck and unfortunately I'd have to say it is all too often true of me as well.  Also reminds me of a passage in the Bible (Romans 7:15 NLT) where Paul says: "I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate."

  • @Mike Walsh & @Jack Corbett

    Thanks for the reminder, guys! (re Romans 7:15 )

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