Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC–December 7, 43 BC) was an orator and statesman of Ancient Rome.
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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The first bond of society is marriage.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.

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There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.

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Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty

Marcus Tullius Cicero

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

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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.

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By doubting we come at truth.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

He has departed, withdrawn, gone away, broken out.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all respect for humanity.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.

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Ability without honor is useless.

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I like myself, but I won't say I'm as handsome as the bull that kidnapped Europe.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing quite new is perfect.

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Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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Can there be greater foolishness than the respect you pay to people collectively when you despise them individually?

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The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.

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?

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Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

These studies are a spur to the young, a delight to the old; an ornament in prosperity, a consoling refuge in adversity; they are pleasure for us at home, and no burden abroad; they stay up with us at night, they accompany us when we travel, they are with

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Endless money forms the sinews of war.

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There were poets before Homer.

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