“Those who use euphemisms would deceive you.”
– Rex Addiscentis
Excerpt from Wikipedia – Confucius
Confucius (551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese social philosopher.
“If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.”
- Paraphrased as a Chinese proverb stating “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.”
Excerpted From Wikipedia:
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (c. 55 – c. 140), anglicized as Juvenal, was a Roman satiric poet.
Literary and cultural influence
… Juvenal is the source of many well-known maxims, including:
- that the common people—rather than caring about their freedom—are only interested in “bread and circuses” (panem et circenses 10.81; i.e. food and entertainment),
- that—rather than for wealth, power, eloquence or children—men should pray for a “sound mind in a sound body” (mens sana in corpore sano 10.356)
- Honesty is praised and starves.
- No man will get my help in robbery, and therefore no governor will take me on his staff.