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There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes. [Lat., Neque est ullum certius amicitiae vinculum, quam consensus et societas consiliorum et voluntatum.,]

Unity Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (II)

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No wise man ever thought that a traitor should be trusted. [Lat., Nemo unquam sapiens proditori credendum putavit.]

Treason Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Orationes In Verrem (II, 1, 15)

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Nothing dries sooner than a tear. [Lat., Nihil enim lacryma citius arescit.]

Tears Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Ad Herrenium (II, 31, 50)

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The eyes, like sentinels, hold the highest place in the body. [Lat., Oculi, tanquam, speculatores, altissimum locum obtinent.]

Eyes Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Natura Deorum (bk. II, 56)

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It is better to wear out than to rust out.

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

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I am of the opinion which you have always held, that "viva voce" voting at elections is the best method. [Lat., Nam ego in ista sum sententia, qua te fuisse semper scio, nihil ut feurit in suffragiis voce melius.]

Politics Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Legibus (III, 15)

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It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.

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

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Reason is the mistress and queen of all things. [Lat., Domina omnium et regina ratio.]

Reason Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (II, 21)

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Let flattery, the handmaid of the vices, be far removed (from friendship). [Lat., Assentatio, vitiorum adjutrix, procul amoveatur.]

Flattery Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Amicitia (XXIV)

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When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to the second or even the third rank. [Lat., Prima enim sequentem, honestumn est in secundis, tertiisque consistere.]

Ambition Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Oratore (I)

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Death darkens his eyes, and unplumes his wings, Yet the sweetest song is the last he sings: Live so, my Love, that when death shall come, Swan-like and sweet it may waft thee home.

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

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Let the punishment be equal with the offence. [Lat., Noxiae poena par esto.]

Punishment Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Legibus (bk. III, 20)

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Any man may make a mistake; none but a fool will stick to it. Second thoughts are best as the proverb says. [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare; nullius, nisi insipientis, in errore perseverae. Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse.]

Thought Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (XII, 2)

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Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed. [Lat., In ipsa dubitatione facinus inest, etiamsi ad id non pervererint.]

Guilt Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (III, 8)

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Extreme justice is extreme injustice. [Lat., Summum jus, summa injuria.]

Justice Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 10)

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The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. [Lat., Imago animi vultus est, indices oculi.]

Soul Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Oratore (III, 59)

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No well-informed person has declared a change of opinion to be inconstancy. [Lat., Nemo doctus unquam mutationem consilii inconstantiam dixit esse.]

Consistency Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistoloe ad Atticum (bk. XVI, 8)

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Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men are caught by it as fish by a hook. [Lat., Divine Plato escam malorum appeliat voluptatem, quod ea videlicet homines capiantur, ut pisces hamo.]

Pleasure Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Senectute (XIII, 44)

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Ye immortal gods! where in the world are we? [Lat., O dii immortales! ubinam gentium sumus?]

Gods Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: In Catilinam (I, 4)

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Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind. [Lat., Doctrina est ingenii naturale quoddam pabulum.]

Learning Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: adapted from "Acad. Quaest.", 4, 41

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Of evils one should choose the least. [Lat., Ex malis eligere minima oportere.]

Evil Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (bk. III, 1)

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Every evil in the bud is easily crushed; as it grows older, it becomes stronger. [Lat., Omne malum nascens facile opprimitur; inveteratum fit pleurumque robustius.]

Evil Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (V, 11)

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Not only is that an art in knowing a thing, but also a certain art in teaching it. [Lat., Nam non solum scire aliquid, artis est, sed quaedam ars etiam docendi.]

Knowledge Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Legibus (II, 19)

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Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted. [Lat., Cavendum est ne major poena quam culpa sit; et ne iisdem de causis alii plectantur, alii ne appellentur quidem.]

Punishment Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 23)

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What is dishonorably got, is dishonorably squandered. [Lat., Male parta, male dilabuntur.]

Possession Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (II, 27)

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