Quote of the day – Doing the right thing


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.

Comments (8)

  1. Francesco says:

    Ovid was Roman, not Greek… this is probably the reason why the quote is in Latin and not in Greek ๐Ÿ™‚

    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

  2. Francesco says:

    Ovid was Roman, not Greek… this is probably the reason why the quote is in Latin and not in Greek ๐Ÿ™‚

    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

  3. BuckWoody says:

    And you are so correct – fixed!

  4. Jay Morgan says:

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

  5. Buck Woody says:

    I'm doing great, Jay! Other than mixing my Greeks and Romans ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Mike Walsh says:

    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.

  7. Jack Corbett says:

    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 donโ€™t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I donโ€™t do it. Instead, I do what I hate."

  8. MarlonRibunal says:

    @Mike Walsh & @Jack Corbett

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