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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

In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.


In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.


The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.


Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.


No one can give you better advice than yourself.


Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.


Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.


We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.


The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

    Topics: Friendship

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.


Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.


What is permissible is not always honorable.


Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.


Whatever you do, do with all your might.


No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.


If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.


Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.


A home without books is a body without soul.


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.


Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.


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