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Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes (88)

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

I criticize by creation not by finding fault.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Crisis

We are born to unite with our fellow men and to join in community with the human race.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Brotherhood

If you wish to remove avarice you must remove its mother luxury.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Avarice

True glory takes root and even spreads; all false pretences like flowers fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Pretension

There is no place more delightful than ones own fireplace.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Unsorted

Nothing dries sooner than a tear.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Cry

No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Liberal

There are gems of thought that are ageless and eternal.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Proverb

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

To think is to live. Vivere est cogitare.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Thief

They condemn what they do not understand.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Condemn

I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Peace

Let the punishment match the offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Punish

There is nothing so absurd (or ridiculous) but some philosopher has said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Absurd

I add this that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Ability

No Sane man will dance.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Dance

Nothing quite new is perfect.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Perfection

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Youth

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   Category: Life

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   Category: Action

Nothing is more noble nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Friendship

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellowmen.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Good

It is foolish to tear ones hair in grief as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Grief

When you are aspiring to the highest place it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Honor

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Happiness

Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Credit

Reason should direct and appetite obey.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Easy

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Advice

In the master there is a servant in the servant a master.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Leadership

I wonder that a soothsayer doesnt laugh whenever he sees another soothsayer.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Fortuneteller

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Confidence

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Passion

Time destroys the speculations of man But it confirms the judgment of nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Time

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Fortune

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Satisfied

Each mans mind is the man himself!
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Mind

The pursuit even of the best things ought to be calm And tranquil.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Moderation

Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Trouble

No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate who considers pleasure the highest good.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Brave

As you sow so will you reap. Ut sementem feceris ita metes
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Consequences

If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Garden

To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Mistake

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   Category: News

Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Justice

A mans own manner and character is what most becomes him.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Manners

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: If

When you have no basis for an argument abuse the plaintiff.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Argument

We are slaves of the law so that we may be able to be free. Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Freedom

Before beginning plan carefully.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Prepare

Nothing is more praiseworthy nothing more suited to a great and illustrious man than placability and a merciful disposition.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Mercy

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Age

There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Reverence

Ask not what your country can do for you but rather what you can do for your country.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Food

Like associates with like.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Genius

I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Creation

To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is mans lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Children

Whatever is done without ostentation and without the people being witnesses of it is in my opinion most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Conscience

If we are not ashamed to think it we should not be ashamed to say it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Shame

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Teach

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but also the parent of all other virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Thank

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character boils over and is at once dissipated and vanishes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Accusations

The more laws the less justice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Law

He is never less at leisure than when at leisure nor less alone than when he is alone. Never less idle than when wholly idle nor less alone than when wholly alone. Numquam se minus otiosum esse quam quum otiosus nec minus solum quam quum solus esset.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Lonely

To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Library

One does not have to believe everything one hears.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Soul

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Ambition

There is no fortress so strong that money cannot take it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Wealth

How long will you abuse our patience Catiline? Quo usque tandem abutere Catilina patientia nostra?
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Patience

It is not by muscle speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved but by reflection force of character and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer but is even richer.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Gravity

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech whether in a senator or an orator.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Breeding

Endless money forms the sinews of war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Money

There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness even though it be not perpetrated in the act.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Wickedness

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Shadow

A man has no enemy worse than himself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Judge

By doubting we come at truth.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Truth

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 us in our country visits.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Study

There is nothing which God cannot do.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Education

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

Law is intelligence whose natural function it is to command right conduct and forbid wrong doing.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Conduct

If you pursue good with labor the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Evil

It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Curiosity

I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Madness

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Orators

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

Other relaxations are peculiar to certain times places and stages of life but the study of letters is the nourishment of our youth and the joy of our old age. They throw an additional splendor on prosperity and are the resource and consolation of adversity; they delight at home and are no embarrassment abroad; in short they are company to us at night our fellow travelers on a journey and attendants in our rural recesses.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Letter

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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Glory

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: History