Quotation Explorer - 'Marcus Tullius Cicero'

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
What an ugly beast is the ape, and how like us. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children'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. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
While there's life, there's hope. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
I cannot find a faithful message-bearer," he wrote to his friend, the scholar Atticus. "How few are they who are able to carry a rather weighty letter without lightening it by reading. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
There are no snares more dangerous than those which lurk under the guise of duty or the name of relationship. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
My dear Scipio and Laelius. Men, of course, who have no resources in themselves for securing a good and happy life find every age burdensome. But those who look for all happiness from within can never think anything bad which Nature makes inevitable. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus - Marcus Tullius Cicero
O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore - Marcus Tullius Cicero
For walk where we will, we tread upon some story. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
In times of war, the law falls silent.Silent enim leges inter arma - Marcus Tullius Cicero
We are bound by the law, so that we may be free. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one’s self to die. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Non nobis solum nati sumus.(Not for ourselves alone are we born.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
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