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Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, but also a certain art in teaching it. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which can be pointed out by your finger. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Scurrility has no object in view but incivility; if it is uttered from feelings of petulance, it is mere abuse; if it is spoken in a joking manner, it may be considered raillery. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not the place that maketh the person, but the person that maketh the place honorable. Marcus Tullius Cicero

What is impossible by the nature of things is not confirmed by any law. Marcus Tullius Cicero

When trying a case [the famous judge] L. Cassius never failed to inquire "Who gained by it?" Man's character is such that no one undertakes crimes without hope of gain. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship. Marcus Tullius Cicero

I remember the very thing that I do not wish to; I cannot forget the things I wish to forget. Marcus Tullius Cicero

So you see, old age is really not so bad. May you come to know the condition! Marcus Tullius Cicero

Those who do not know history will forever remain children Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one has leave to sin. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Most happy is he who is entirely self-reliant, and who centers all his requirements in himself alone. Marcus Tullius Cicero

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time... Marcus Tullius Cicero

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one sees what is before his feet: they scan the tracks of heaven. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place. [Lat., Supremus ille dies non nostri extinctionem sed commutationem affert loci.] Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it. Marcus Tullius Cicero

All the arts, which have a tendency to raise man in the scale of being, have a certain common band of union, and are connected, if I may be allowed to say so, by blood-relationship with one another. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The authors who affect contempt for a name in the world put their names to the books which they invite the world to read. Marcus Tullius Cicero

When money is unreasonably coveted, it is a disease of the mind which is called avarice. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every man should bear his own grievances rather than detract from the comforts of another. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is given us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is more disgraceful than insincerity. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Learning maketh young men temperate, is the comfort of old age, standing for wealth with poverty, and serving as an ornament to riches. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Pleasant is the recollection of dangers past. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The man who is always fortunate cannot easily have a great reverence for virtue. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is pleasant to recall past troubles. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Crimes are not to be measured by the issue of events, but by the bad intentions of men. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every evil in the bud is easily crushed: as it grows older, it becomes stronger. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Man must suffer to be wise. Marcus Tullius Cicero

A good man will not lie, although it be for his profit. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true. Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The good of the people is the greatest law. Marcus Tullius Cicero

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Longing not so much to change things as to overturn them. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Like, according to the old proverb, naturally goes with like. Marcus Tullius Cicero

By Hercules! I prefer to err with Plato, whom I know how much you value, than to be right in the company of such men. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Taxes are the sinews of the state. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they possess it. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is difficult to tell how much men's minds are conciliated by a kind manner and gentle speech. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The forehead is the gate of the mind. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no fellowship with virtue. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Man's best support is a very dear friend. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Who does not know that the first law of historical writing is the truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The First Bond of Society is Marriage. Marcus Tullius Cicero

After victory, you have more enemies. Marcus Tullius Cicero

I look upon the pleasure which we take in a garden as one of the most innocent delights in human life. . . It gives us a great insight into the contrivance and wisdom of Nature, and suggests innumerable subjects for meditation. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Let us drink for the replenishment of our strength, not for our sorrow Marcus Tullius Cicero

An intemperate, disorderly youth will bring to old age, a feeble and worn-out body. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not only arrogant, but it is profligate, for a man to disregard the world's opinion of himself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer. Marcus Tullius Cicero

All I can do is to urge on you to regard friendship as the greatest thing in the world; for there is nothing which so fits in with our nature, or is so exactly what we want in prosperity or adversity. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is like taking the sun out of the world, to bereave human life of friendship. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is virtue itself that produces and sustains friendship, not without virtue can friendship by any possibility exist. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not easy to distinguish between true and false affection, unless there occur one of those crises in which, as gold is tried by fire, so a faithful friendship may be tested by danger. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The habit of arguing in support of atheism, whether it be done from conviction or in pretense, is a wicked and impious practice. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Philosophy is true mother of the arts [of science]. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The first duty of man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Endless money forms the sinews of war. [Lat., Nervi belli pecunia infinita.] Marcus Tullius Cicero

Law stands mute in the midst of arms. Marcus Tullius Cicero



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