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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

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.


If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.


The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.


Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.


True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.


The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.


So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.


It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.


Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.


Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.


The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.


We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.


Peace is liberty in tranquillity.


Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.


In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.


Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.


Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.


If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.


I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.


Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.


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