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Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
Roman author, orator, & politician [more author details]
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The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
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Cicero
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
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Cicero
The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.
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Cicero
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
(Salus Populi Suprema Est Lex)
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Cicero
The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.
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Cicero
There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.
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Cicero
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
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Cicero
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.
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Cicero
To each his own.
(Suum Cuique)
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Cicero
We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.
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Cicero
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
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Cicero
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
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Cicero
What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.
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Cicero
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
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Cicero
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
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Cicero
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
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Cicero, 'Pro Plancio,' 54 B.C.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
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Cicero, (Attributed)
While there's life, there's hope.
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Cicero, Ad Atticum
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
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Cicero, De Amicitia
The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
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Cicero, De Amicitia
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