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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.
[Friendship]
 

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
[Happiness]
 

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.
[Law]
 

A letter does not blush.
 

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

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

A man of courage is also full of faith.
[Courage]
 

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

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.
[Discontent]
 

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

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.
[Forgiveness]
 

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

Ability without honor is useless.
[Ability]
 

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.
[Age]
 

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
 


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