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Cicero Quotes

A Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. Cicero is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
(106 BC - 43 BC)

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

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.

A home without books is a body without soul.

A knowledge of the laws of our country is an highly useful, and I had almost said essential part of liberal and polite education.

A letter does not blush.

A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.

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

A man of courage is also full of faith.

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

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

A perverse and fretful disposition makes any state of life unhappy.

A perverse temper, and a discontented, fretful disposition, wherever they prevail, render any state of life unhappy.

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

A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

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

A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers over a worn-out body to old age.

Ability without honor is useless.

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

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.

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.

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