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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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

I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.


The safety of the people shall be the highest law.


No sane man will dance.


A friend is, as it were, a second self.

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It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.


For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.


People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.


No obligation to do the impossible is binding.


The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.


The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.


The good of the people is the greatest law.


That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.


The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.


Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.


Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.


Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.


Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.


Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?


The best interpreter of the law is custom.


For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.


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