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Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.

Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis

The more laws, the less justice.

Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis

Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not to know the events which happened before one was born, that is to remain always a boy.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When you wish to instruct, be brief that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The spirit is the true self.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

While there's life, there's hope.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Vivere est cogitare. (To think is to live)

Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one can give you better advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

. . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed....

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is nothing so ridiculous absurd* but some philosopher has said it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Democritus maintains that there can be no great poet without a spite of madness.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

No Sane man will dance.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never injure a friend, even in jest.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing quite new is perfect.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you aspire to the highest place it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no place more delightful than home.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.

Cicero

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.

Cicero

A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.

Cicero

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.

Cicero

All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.

Cicero

Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.

Cicero

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.

Cicero

As the old proverb says Like readily consorts with like.

Cicero

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

Cicero

By force of arms.

Cicero

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.

Cicero

Force overcome by force.

Cicero

It is a great thing to know our vices.

Cicero

It is a true saying that One falsehood leads easily to another.

Cicero

He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.

Cicero

I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.

Cicero

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

Cicero

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.

Cicero

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.

Cicero

If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.

Cicero

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

Cicero

Nature herself makes the wise man rich.

Cicero

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Cicero

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.

Cicero

Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.

Cicero

No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.

Cicero

Let your desires be ruled by reason.

Cicero

Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.

Cicero

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

Cicero

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Cicero

The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.

Cicero

Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.

Cicero

Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.

Cicero

The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.

Cicero

Reason should direct and appetite obey.

Cicero

Our thoughts are free.

Cicero

The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.

Cicero

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

Cicero

Strain every nerve to gain your point.

Cicero

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.

Cicero

The wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds by experience the stupid, by necessity and brutes by instinct.

Cicero

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.

Cicero

The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.

Cicero

There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.

Cicero

We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.

Cicero

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.

Cicero

To each his own.

Cicero

To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.

Cicero

The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.

Cicero

There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.

Cicero

We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.

Cicero

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

Cicero

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

While there's life, there's hope.

Cicero

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.

Cicero

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Cicero

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty

Cicero

When you wish to instruct, be brief that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.

Cicero

What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.

Cicero

Endless money forms the sinews of war.

Cicero

Let the punishment match the offense.

Cicero

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Cicero

If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.

Cicero

The people's good is the highest law.

Cicero

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.

Cicero

Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Cicero

The freedom of poetic license.

Cicero



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