103 RESULTS FOR: Cicero
Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero De OfficiisThe more laws, the less justice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero De OfficiisOf all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children
Marcus Tullius CiceroCultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
Marcus Tullius CiceroNot to know the events which happened before one was born, that is to remain always a boy.
Marcus Tullius CiceroWhen 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 CiceroThe spirit is the true self.
Marcus Tullius CiceroWhile there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius CiceroNot 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 CiceroMen in no way approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men.
Marcus Tullius CiceroThe pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
Marcus Tullius CiceroA room without books is like a body without a soul.
Marcus Tullius CiceroVivere est cogitare. (To think is to live)
Marcus Tullius CiceroNo one can give you better advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius CiceroA 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 CiceroThere is nothing so ridiculous absurd* but some philosopher has said it.
Marcus Tullius CiceroIt is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.
Marcus Tullius CiceroGratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius CiceroDemocritus maintains that there can be no great poet without a spite of madness.
Marcus Tullius CiceroFor how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.
Marcus Tullius CiceroNatural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius CiceroThe countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Marcus Tullius CiceroFriendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius CiceroNo Sane man will dance.
Marcus Tullius CiceroTo 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 CiceroA friend is, as it were, a second self.
Marcus Tullius CiceroNever injure a friend, even in jest.
Marcus Tullius CiceroFor 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 CiceroA thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Marcus Tullius CiceroI am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Marcus Tullius CiceroNothing quite new is perfect.
Marcus Tullius CiceroThe authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Marcus Tullius CiceroIf you aspire to the highest place it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third.
Marcus Tullius CiceroThere is no place more delightful than home.
Marcus Tullius CiceroI criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
Marcus Tullius CiceroEveryone 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.
CiceroAdvice is judged by results, not by intentions.
CiceroA happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.
CiceroA mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
CiceroAll action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
CiceroBe 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.
CiceroA life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
CiceroAs the old proverb says Like readily consorts with like.
CiceroArt is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
CiceroBy force of arms.
CiceroIn men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
CiceroForce overcome by force.
CiceroIt is a great thing to know our vices.
CiceroIt is a true saying that One falsehood leads easily to another.
CiceroHe removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
CiceroI will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
CiceroHe only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
CiceroIn 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.
CiceroFreedom is a possession of inestimable value.
CiceroIf you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
CiceroNever go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
CiceroNature herself makes the wise man rich.
CiceroLiberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
CiceroMen 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.
CiceroLet arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
CiceroNo one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.
CiceroLet your desires be ruled by reason.
CiceroNeither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.
CiceroLive as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
CiceroNatural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
CiceroThe 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.
CiceroSuch praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.
CiceroOur span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.
CiceroThe 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.
CiceroReason should direct and appetite obey.
CiceroOur thoughts are free.
CiceroThe absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.
CiceroNot 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.
CiceroStrain every nerve to gain your point.
CiceroThe first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
CiceroThe wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds by experience the stupid, by necessity and brutes by instinct.
CiceroThere is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
CiceroThe strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.
CiceroThere is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.
CiceroWe are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.
CiceroThe 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.
CiceroTo each his own.
CiceroTo be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.
CiceroThe welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
CiceroThere are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.
CiceroWe do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
CiceroGratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
CiceroWe must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
CiceroWhile there's life, there's hope.
CiceroThe shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
CiceroA friend is, as it were, a second self.
CiceroWhere is there dignity unless there is honesty
CiceroWhen 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.
CiceroWhat we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.
CiceroEndless money forms the sinews of war.
CiceroLet the punishment match the offense.
CiceroLaw stands mute in the midst of arms.
CiceroIf a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
CiceroThe people's good is the highest law.
CiceroHistory 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.
CiceroFriendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
CiceroThe freedom of poetic license.