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Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
Roman author, orator, & politician [more author details]
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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
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
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Cicero, De Divinatione
Let the punishment match the offense.
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Cicero, De Legibus
The people's good is the highest law.
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Cicero, De Legibus
Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
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Cicero, On Friendship, 44 B.C.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
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Cicero, Orator, chapter 34, section 120
Endless money forms the sinews of war.
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Cicero, Philippics
Law stands mute in the midst of arms.
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Cicero, Pro Milone
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
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Cicero, Pro Publio Sestio
The freedom of poetic license.
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Cicero, Pro Publio Sestio

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