Cicero, circa 43 BC (via amandaonwriting)
“Recency illusion is the belief or impression that something is of recent origin when it is in fact long-established.”
i love pulling out ancient quotes like this whenever someone starts complaining about This Generation and how we’re ruining the world
Defender of Cicero here…..I have seen this quote a few times and like most quotes attributed to Cicero on this site…..it is false.
Most likely it was falsely attributed and published at some point in the past and then just kept getting repeated ad infinitum….
If you can’t find it the orginal Latin of him writing it or a contemporary it’s most likely wrong
You should use wikiquote they are pretty good http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Cicero
Did ANYONE say this?