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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

Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.


According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.


Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.


Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.


The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.


The more laws, the less justice.


More law, less justice.


All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.


When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.


Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.


A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.


Never injure a friend, even in jest.


Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.


What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?


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