— Lucius Cornelius Sulla Ancient Roman general, dictator -138 - -78 a.C.
On calling an end to the sacking of Athens, after a plea on its behalf by two Athenians loyal to Rome, as quoted in The Story of Rome : From the Earliest Times to the Death of Augustus (1900) by Mary Macgregor; also said to be in a translation of Plutarch's works.
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Chapter 5, "Sea Dreams"
„It is striking how much more seriously we are likely to be taken after we have been dead a few centuries.“
— Alain de Botton Swiss writer 1969
Chapter IV, Consolation For Inadequacy, p. 163.