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169 Famous Quotes by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

A man of courage is also full of faith.

Courage Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. III, ch. VIII), (Yonge's translation)

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What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does he should do with all his might. [Lat., Quod est, eo decet uti: et quicquid agas, agere pro viribus.]

Action Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Senectute (IX)

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Men think they may justly do that for which they have a precedent. [Lat., Quod exemplo fit, id etiam jure fieri putant.]

Example Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (IV, 3)

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The diseases of the mind are more and more destructive than those of the body. [Lat., Morbi perniciores pluresque animi quam corporis.]

Mind Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 3)

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But in every matter the consensus of opinion among all nations is to be regarded as the law of nature. [Lat., Omni autem in re consensio omnium gentium lex naturae putanda est.]

Opinion Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusc. Quoest. (I, 13, 30)

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Our country is the common parent of all. [Lat., Patria est communis omnium parens.]

Patriotism Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Orationes in Catilinam (I, 7)

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Precaution is better than cure. [Lat., Praestat cautela quam medela.]

Prudence Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Oratore (III, 35)

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No man was ever great without divine inspiration. [Lat., Nemo vir magnus aliquo afflatu divino unquam fuit.]

Greatness Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Natura Deorum (II, 66)

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In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made. [Lat., In omnibus negotiis prius quam aggrediare, adhibenda est praeparatio diligens.]

Beginnings Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 21)

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All the arts which belong to polished life have some common tie, and are connect as it were by some relationship. [Lat., Etenim omnes artes, quae ad humanitatem pertinent, habent quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se continentur.]

Art Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (I)

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The swan is not without cause dedicated to Apollo, because foreseeing his happiness in death, he dies with singing and pleasure. [Lat., Cignoni non sine causa Apoloni dicata sint, quod ab eo divinationem habere videantur, qua providentes quid in morte boni sit, cum cantu et voluptate moriantur.]

Swans Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 30)

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Without your knowledge, the eyes and ears of many will see and watch you, as they have done already. [Lat., Multorum te etiam oculi et aures non sentientem, sicuti adhuc fecerunt, speculabuntur atque custodient.]

Suspicion Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Orationes In Catilinam (I, 2)

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What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth? [Lat., Quod enim munus reiplicae afferre majus, meliusve possumus, quam si docemus atque erudimus juventutem?]

Education Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Divinatione (II, 2)

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Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties. [Lat., Secundas res splendidiores facit amicitia, et adversas partiens communicansque leviores.]

Friendship Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Amicitia (VI)

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A fool must now and then be right by chance.

Folly Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (X, 20)

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That he was never less at leisure than when at leisure: nor that he was ever less alone than when alone. [Lat., Nunquam se minus otiosum esse quam cum otiosus; nec minus solum quam cum solus esset.]

Solitude Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (bk. III, ch. I)

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He who hangs on the errors of the ignorant multitude, must not be counted among great men. [Lat., Qui ex errore imperitae multitudinis pendet, hic in magnis viris non est habendus.]

Public Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 19)

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The rabble estimate few things according to their real value, most things according to their prejudices. [Lat., Vulgus ex veritate pauca, ex opinione multa aestimat.]

Public Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Quinto Roscio Comoedo (X, 29)

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So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge. [Lat., Ita enim finitima sunt falsa veris ut in praecipitem locum non debeat se sapiens committere.]

Lying Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Academici (IV, 21)

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A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth. [Lat., Mendaci homini ne verum quidem dicenti credere solemus.]

Lying Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Divinatione (II, 71)

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The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit. [Lat., Abores serit diligens agricola, quarum adspiciet baccam ipse numquam.]

Agriculture Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 14)

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Let a man practise the profession he best knows. [Lat., Quam quisque novit artem, in hac se exerceat.]

Occupations Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 18)

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Our country is wherever we are well off. [Lat., Patria est, ubicunque est bene.]

Patriotism Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (V, 37), quoting Pacuvius

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Our country is wherever we are well off. [Lat., Patria est, ubicunque est bene.]

Love of country Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (V, 37), quoting Pacuvius

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Things perfected by nature are better than those finished by art. [Lat., Meliora sunt ea quae natura quam illa quae arte perfecta sunt.]

Nature Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Natura Deorum (II, 34)

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