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Marcus Tullius Cicero
106 BC - 43 BC
Nationality: Roman
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: Roman Statesman

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.


To some extent I liken slavery to death.


Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.


A letter does not blush.


The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.


I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

    Topics: Education

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.


Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.


Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.


No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there was any better than himself.


I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.


The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.


Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.


We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.


Hatred is inveterate anger.


Nature abhors annihilation.


Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.


While there's life, there's hope.


He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.


The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.


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