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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

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.


The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.


Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered.


Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.


What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

    Topics: Friendship

Sweet is the memory of past troubles.


I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.


In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought.


If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.


In time of war the laws are silent.


It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.


In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.


Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.


It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.


He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.


What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.


The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone else his due.


Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.


Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.


As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.


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