Quotes by Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero


The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. 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

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. Marcus Tullius Cicero

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero

A friend is, as it were, a second self. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense. Marcus Tullius Cicero

A community is like the ones who govern it. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Ability without honor is useless. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Advice is judged by results, not by intention. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is nothing without friendship. Marcus Tullius Cicero

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. Marcus Tullius Cicero

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

There is in superstition a senseless fear of God. Marcus Tullius Cicero


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