Quotes by Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Ability without honor is useless. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The administration of government, like a guardianship ought to be directed to the good of those who confer, not of those who receive the trust. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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I am a Roman citizen. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. Marcus Tullius Cicero

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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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. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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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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Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank. Marcus Tullius Cicero


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