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Cicero Quotes


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”


“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”


“The sinews of war are infinite money.”


“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.”


“When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.”


“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.”


“The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.”


“Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.”


“Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.”


“A man of courage is also full of faith.”


“I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.”


“What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.”


“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.”


“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”


“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.”


“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”


“An unjust peace is better than a just war.”


“The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.”


“Peace is liberty in tranquillity.”


“While there's life, there's hope.”


“There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.”


“To live is to think.”


“Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.”


“Honor is the reward of virtue.”


“It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.”


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”


“Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.”


“Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.”


“I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.”


“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.”

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