Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes

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“While there's life, there's hope.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. ”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“A home without books is a body without soul.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The sinews of war are infinite money.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power. ”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“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.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law. ”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Laws are silent in time of war. ”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero