Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist.

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Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.Rate it:
Anyone who has got a book collection and a garden wants for nothing.Rate it:
Before beginning, plan carefully.Rate it:
Friendship throws a greater lustre on prosperity, while it lightens adversity by sharing in its griefs and troubles.Rate it:
Let your desires be ruled by reason.Rate it:
Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.Rate it:
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.Rate it:
The people's good is the highest law.Rate it:
Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, and acts. it is something celestial and divine.Rate it:
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.Rate it:
Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.Rate it:
A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.Rate it:
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.Rate it:
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.Rate it:
Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.Rate it:
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.Rate it:
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.Rate it:
As the old proverb says "Like readily consorts with like."Rate it:
As the old proverb says Like readily consorts with like.Rate it:
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.Rate it:
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.Rate it:
By doubting we come at truth.Rate it:
By force of arms.Rate it:
By force of arms.
(Vi Et Armis)
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Can anything be more absurd than that the nearer we are to our journey?s end, we should lay in the more provision for it?Rate it:
Endless money forms the sinews of war.Rate it:
Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.Rate it:
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.Rate it:
Force overcome by force.Rate it:
Force overcome by force.
(Vi Victa Vis)
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Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.Rate it:
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.Rate it:
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.Rate it:
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.Rate it:
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.Rate it:
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.Rate it:
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.Rate it:
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.Rate it:
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.Rate it:
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at second, or even the third place.Rate it:
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.Rate it:
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.Rate it:
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.Rate it:
It is a great thing to know our vices.Rate it:
It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another".Rate it:
It is a true saying that One falsehood leads easily to another.Rate it:
Law stands mute in the midst of arms.Rate it:
Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.Rate it:
Let the punishment match the offense.Rate it:
Let your desires be ruled by reason.
(Appetitus Rationi Pareat)
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Life is nothing without friendship.Rate it:
Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.Rate it:
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.Rate it:
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.Rate it:
Nature herself makes the wise man rich.Rate it:
Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.Rate it:
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.Rate it:
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.Rate it:
No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.Rate it:
Our thoughts are free.Rate it:
Reason should direct and appetite obey.Rate it:
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.Rate it:
Strain every nerve to gain your point.Rate it:
Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.Rate it:
The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.Rate it:
The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.Rate it:
The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.Rate it:
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.Rate it:
The freedom of poetic license.Rate it:
The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.Rate it:
The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.Rate it:
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.Rate it:
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.Rate it:
The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.Rate it:
The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.Rate it:
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.Rate it:
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
(Salus Populi Suprema Est Lex)
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The wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds by experience the stupid, by necessity and brutes by instinct.Rate it:
The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.Rate it:
There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.Rate it:
There is no being of any race who, if he finds the proper guide, cannot attain to virtue.Rate it:
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.Rate it:
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.Rate it:
There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.Rate it:
They condemn what they do not understand.Rate it:
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.Rate it:
To each his own.Rate it:
To each his own.
(Suum Cuique)
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We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.Rate it:
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.Rate it:
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.Rate it:
What a time! What a civilization!Rate it:
What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.Rate it:
When you have no basis of argument, abuse the plaintiff.Rate it:
Where is there dignity unless there is honestyRate it:
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?Rate it:

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