Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes (55 quotations)

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1. A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

2. 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. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

3. An unjust peace is better than a just war. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

4. 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. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

5. Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

6. Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

7. For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

8. Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

9. Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

10. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

11. I criticize by creation - not by finding fault. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

12. I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

13. If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

14. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

15. 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. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

16. In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

17. In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

18. In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

20. Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

21. Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

22. Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

23. Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

24. Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

25. Nature abhors annihilation. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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