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

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.

    Topics: Marriage

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.


The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.


Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.


What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.


The sinews of war are infinite money.


What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?

    Topics: Children

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.


We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.


Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.


Laws are silent in time of war.


Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.


Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.


There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.


The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.


Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.


A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.


Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.


I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.


Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.


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