But there are more disorders of the mind than of the body, and they are of a more dangerous nature.

[At et morbi perniciosiores pluresque sunt animi quam corporis; hi enim ipsi odiosi sunt.]

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman orator, statesman, philosopher
Tusculan Disputations [Tusculanae Disputationes], Book 3, ch. 3 / sec. 5 (45 BC) [tr. Yonge (1853)]
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(Source (Latin)). Alternate translations:

  • "Whereas, in truth, there are more and more dangerous Diseases of the Soul, than of the Body" [tr. Wase (1643)]
  • But there are more disorders of the mind than of the body, for the generality, and of a more severe nature." [tr. Main (1824)]
  • "The diseases of the mind are more pernicious, as well as more numerous, than those of the body." [tr. Otis (1839)]
  • "But there are more harmful disorders of the soul than of the body, and more of them." [tr. Peabody (1886)]
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