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Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the
by Lactantius

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the
charge of murder by the Athenians through favour,
lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage,
committed adultery with Venus.
- Lactantius

Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth,
for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
- Lactantius

Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity,
controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
- Lactantius

 

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false;
the second,
to know that which is true.
- Lactantius

Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice.
- Lactantius

But God, who is immortal, has no need of difference of sex,
nor of succession.
- Lactantius

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But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence,
complete and perfect in every part.
- Lactantius

Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal,
what need is there of the other sex,
when they themselves do not require succession,
since they are always about to exist?
- Lactantius

For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others,
He altogether ceases to be worshipped,
since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.
- Lactantius

For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living,
which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few,
but to live well belongs to all.
- Lactantius

But some one will say that this supreme Being,
who made all things, and those also who conferred on men particular benefits,
are entitled to their respective worship.
- Lactantius

Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors;
and laying aside corrupt superstitions,
let them acknowledge their Father and Lord,
whose excellence cannot be estimated,
nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
- Lactantius

Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods,
having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians,
adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn,
and that his tomb is shown in that island.
- Lactantius

When their city was occupied by the Gauls,
and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol,
had made military engines from the hair of the women,
they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus.
- Lactantius

Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great
power can be nothing else:
and yet those who deem that there are many gods,
say that they have divided their functions among themselves;
but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places.
- Lactantius

Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight,
and their judgment more to be relied on,
because they are believed to have paid attention,
not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
- Lactantius

It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied
the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven,
because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven.
- Lactantius

For if God is a title of the highest power,
He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering,
and subject to no other being; therefore they are not
gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God.
- Lactantius

The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God;
for,
being filled with the inspiration of the one God,
they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice.
- Lactantius

There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection,
who does not understand that it is one Being who both
created all things and governs them with the same energy
by which He created them.
- Lactantius

The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems,
and amplified their exploits with the highest praises,
yet very frequently confess that all things are held
together and governed by one spirit or mind.
- Lactantius

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts
by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars.
- Christopher Hitchens

It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as
if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth.
- Henry Reed

The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates
for life in the solar system;
what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork.
- Walter Lang

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories.
It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
- Larry Niven

I almost feel like Mars has been taking care of me for all of these years.
- Ann Robinson

I love life in spite of all that mars it.
I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I can remember in early elementary school when the
Russians launched the first satellite.
There was still so much unknown about space.
People thought Mars was probably populated.
- Christa McAuliffe

I understand that NASA reported that there's new evidence of water on Mars.
I'm here to report that we still don't have any evidence
of affordable gasoline in Michigan.
- David Bonior

I'm not recognized very often, and if I am,
it's a die-hard Veronica Mars fan.
Which is usually flattering and an honor.
I really try not to think about it.
- Kristen Bell

We were from totally different social backgrounds.
This is what is very hard for an American to understand,
but we could have been five guys from Mars.
- Bill Bruford

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public,
which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
- Arne Jacobsen

The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one
planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine
life possibly once having taken hold there.
- Steven Squyres

I had friends in this band called Mars and they used to play a lot.
- Arto Lindsay

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances
of finding Elvis on Mars,
or my being reincarnated as an olive.
- Boris Johnson

I don't go along with going to Moon first to build
a launch pad to go to Mars.
We should go to Mars from Earth orbit.
We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced.
- Wally Schirra

It's mostly Mars Bars and peanuts and cheese and you
go to the fridge and there's Red Bull and Beer.
It's not like people are holding me down and pouring beer in my face.
- Graham Coxon

I think space exploration is very important.
I think there is very intelligent life on Mars.
I believe that Martians are spying on us from the bottom of the ocean.
- Annabella Sciorra

It's great that people are interested in Mars.
- Jack Schmitt

For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars
Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because
he's another creative person who works as hard as I do.
- John Frusciante

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds,
and mars.
- Roy Orbison

Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that
it is human destiny to expand from Earth,
to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
- Barney Oliver

What kind of world is this that can send machines to
Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
- Jose Saramago

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars
why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper,
and then put them in my mouth.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The President forgot to mention the Moon,
Mars, and the federal deficit - all of which are sky-high.
- Brad Sherman

I don't really see science fiction as fiction.
I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
- Sigourney Weaver

Every day, we get a little bit closer to the kind of
expertise and the kind of experience we're going to need to go there.
I'd love to be the guy walking on Mars.
- John L. Phillips

Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
- Buzz Aldrin

I used to believe there were people on Mars,
and of course now we know there aren't.
Mars held particular interest.
I was curious what kind of beings they would look like.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I hope I'm still alive to see an expedition set off for Mars.
- James Gunn

We constantly learn new lessons up here.
The experiences we gather will enable us to establish
a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars.
- John Phillips

I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to
see it happen in my lifetime.
- Buzz Aldrin

Mars is really different, into art.
Lydia Lunch is more energy.
James Chance is more commercial in a different way,
in funk and jazz.
They were all doing original things,
trying to create their own sound and music.
I think they're all great.
- Ikue Mori

President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on
sending humans to Mars is intriguing,
but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans
ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet.
- Jay Inslee

One hardly knows where, in the history of science,
to look for an important movement that had its effective
start in so pure and simple an accident as that which
led to the building of the great Washington telescope,
and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
- Simon Newcomb

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever.
Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing
its own planetary warming:
Martian warming.
This has led some people, not necessarily scientists,
to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty,
are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
- Fred Thompson

Doing Tim's film is always going to be the most pleasure.
Let me just put it that way.
So, without drawing favorites one way or the other,
getting back with him and doing Mars Attacks!
was certainly a special treat.
- Danny Elfman

I'm just as sick as the others, although I prefer to
do my sickness in private.
- Mick Mars

Get as rude as possible and don't let anyone tell you how to live.
- Mick Mars

When we see the shadow on our images,
are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are
we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now?
It's like time travel problems in science fiction.
When is now; when was then?
- Bill Nye

I'm thinking about learning a few new things -
like taking classical guitar lessons -
and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
- Mick Mars

Sex keeps me in shape.
I don't diet, I eat what I like.
I love Mars bars and I smoke and drink.
But I love running off in the middle of the day to make love.
It really burns up calories.
- Lisa Snowdon

I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home.
It is a wonderful story.
The writing is consistently funny, biting,
charming, heart-wrenching, etc.
I also like the look of it.
The cinematography - different from any other show.
- Jason Dohring

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer
or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush
Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again.
That's my utopia.
- Kurt Vonnegut

It would be great some day to have astronauts in a rover on Mars.
But just about anyone except an oil company executive
would say its more important to have 50 million solar
powered vehicles in the United States.
- Brad Sherman

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing.
It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way.
It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
- Mick Mars

I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars.
It is wonderfully full of detail.
There is certainly no question about there being mountains
and large greatly elevated plateaus.
- Edward E. Barnard

I just had this notion that I wanted to do the most
extreme thing I could and I also very consciously wanted
to do something that was very different from Mars because we were all very close.
- Arto Lindsay

Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying
rates to create synthetic gravity,
like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon,
and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge.
- John L. Phillips


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