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Cicero
Born: 0106-01-03
Birthplace: Arpino, Italy
Died: 0043-12-07
Location of Death: Formia, Italy
Field: Author, Government
Info: Roman orator

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A friend is, as it were, a second self.

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  1. . . . for until that God who rules all the region ...
  2. A friend is, as it were, a second self. ...
  3. A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind. ...
  4. A home without books is a body without soul. ...
  5. A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a ...
  6. A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit ...
  7. A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, ...
  8. Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more ...
  9. Advice is judged by results, not by intentions. ...
  10. All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mi ...
  11. An unjust peace is better than a just war. ...
  12. Anyone who has got a book collection and a garden ...
  13. Art is born of the observation and investigation o ...
  14. As I approve of a youth that has something of the ...
  15. As the old proverb says Like readily consorts with ...
  16. Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but onl ...
  17. By doubting we come at truth. ...
  18. By force of arms. (Vi Et Armis) ...
  19. Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to ...
  20. Democritus maintains that there can be no great po ...
  21. Endless money forms the sinews of war. ...
  22. Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own ...
  23. For how many things, which for our own sake we sho ...
  24. For if that last day does not occasion an entire e ...
  25. For no phase of life, whether public or private, w ...
  26. Force overcome by force. (Vi Victa Vis) ...
  27. Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. ...
  28. Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, b ...
  29. Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessen ...
  30. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but ...
  31. He only employs his passion who can make no use of ...
  32. He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, wh ...
  33. History is the witness that testifies to the passi ...
  34. I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of ...
  35. I criticize by creation - not by finding fault. ...
  36. I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquaci ...
  37. I will go further, and assert that nature without ...
  38. If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgr ...
  39. In men of the highest character and noblest genius ...
  40. In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, s ...
  41. It is a great thing to know our vices. ...
  42. It is a true saying that One falsehood leads easil ...
  43. It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it ...
  44. Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency ...
  45. Law stands mute in the midst of arms. ...
  46. Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of ...
  47. Let the punishment match the offense. ...
  48. Let your desires be ruled by reason.(Appetitus Rat ...
  49. Liberty is rendered even more precious by the reco ...
  50. Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front ...
  51. Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, ...
  52. Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods as in ...
  53. Natural ability without education has more often r ...
  54. Nature herself makes the wise man rich. ...
  55. Neither can embellishments of language be found wi ...
  56. Never go to excess, but let moderation be your gui ...
  57. Never injure a friend, even in jest. ...
  58. No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadine ...
  59. No one can give you better advice than yourself. ...
  60. No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly unders ...
  61. No sane man will dance. ...
  62. Not to know what has been transacted in former tim ...
  63. Nothing quite new is perfect. ...
  64. Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is s ...
  65. Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for ...
  66. Our thoughts are free. ...
  67. Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat: coeli scrutantur ...
  68. Reason should direct and appetite obey. ...
  69. Strain every nerve to gain your point. ...
  70. Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was ...
  71. The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but o ...
  72. The authority of those who teach is often an obsta ...
  73. The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and t ...
  74. The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imp ...
  75. The first duty of a man is the seeking after and t ...
  76. The freedom of poetic license. ...
  77. The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who d ...
  78. The more laws, the less justice. ...
  79. The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself i ...
  80. The people's good is the highest law. ...
  81. The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be ...
  82. The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of frie ...
  83. The spirit is the true self. ...
  84. The strictest law often causes the most serious wr ...
  85. The welfare of the people is the ultimate law. ...
  86. The wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds b ...
  87. There are some duties we owe even to those who hav ...
  88. There is no being of any race who, if he finds the ...
  89. There is no duty more obligatory than the repaymen ...
  90. There is no place more delightful than home. ...
  91. There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher ha ...
  92. To be content with what one has is the greatest an ...
  93. To be ignorant of what happened before you were bo ...
  94. To each his own. ...
  95. Vivere est cogitare. (To think is to live) ...
  96. We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the ...
  97. We do not destroy religion by destroying superstit ...
  98. We must not say every mistake is a foolish one. ...
  99. What a time! What a civilization! ...
  100. What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absen ...
  101. Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, ...
  102. When you have no basis of argument, abuse the plai ...
  103. When you wish to instruct, be brief that men's min ...
  104. Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ...
  105. While there's life, there's hope. ...

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