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169 Famous Quotes by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

At whose sight, like the sun, All others with diminish'd lustre shone.

Comparisons Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. III, div. 18), (Yonge's translation)

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Like lips like lettuce (i.e. like has met its like). (Lat., Similem habent labra lactucam.]

Comparisons Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. III, div. 18), (Yonge's translation)

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Justice renders to every one his due. [Lat., Justitia suum cuique distribuit.]

Justice Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Legibus (I, 15)

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Justice extorts no reward, no kind of price; she is sought, therefore, for her own sake. [Lat., Justitia nihil exprimit praemii, nihil pretii: per se igitur expetitur.]

Justice Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Legibus (I, 18)

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Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest. [Lat., Meminerimus etiam adversus infimos justitiam esse servandam.]

Justice Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Natura Deorum (III, 15)

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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 foundations of justice are that on one shall suffer wrong; then, that the public good be promoted. [Lat., Fundamenta justitiae sunt, ut ne cui noceatur, deinde ut communi utilitati serviatur.]

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

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Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. [Lat., Gloria virtutem tanquam umbra sequitur.]

Glory Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 45)

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Prudence must not be expected from a man who is never sober. [Lat., Non est ab homine nunquam sobrio postulanda prudentia.]

Drinking Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (II, 32)

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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 have never yet known a poet who did not think himself super-excellent. [Lat., Adhue neminem cognovi poetam, qui sibi non optimus videretur.]

Poets Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (V, 22)

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Certain signs precede certain events. [Lat., Certis rebus certa signa praecurrunt.]

Future Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Divinatione (I, 52)

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All places are filled with fools. [Lat., Stultorum plenea sunt omnia.]

Folly Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (IX, 22)

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To stumble twice against the same stone, is a proverbial disgrace. [Lat., Culpa enim illa, bis ad eundem, vulgari reprehensa proverbio est.]

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

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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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No one sees what is before his feet: we all gaze at the stars. [Lat., Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat: coeli scrutantur plagas.]

Stars Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Divinatione (II, 13)

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To-morrow will give some food for thought. [Lat., Aliquod crastinus dies ad cogitandum dabit.]

Tomorrow Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistoloe Ad Atticum (XV, 8)

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There are no true friends in politics.

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

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Unraveling the web of Penelope. [Lat., Penelopae telam retexens.]

Work Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Acad. Quoest. (bk. IV, 29, 95)

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It is generally said, "Past labors are pleasant," Euripides says, for you all know the Greek verse, "The recollection of past labors is pleasant." [Lat., Vulgo enim dicitur, Jucundi acti labores: nec male Euripides: concludam, si potero, Latine: Graecum enim hunc versum nostis omnes: Suavis laborum est proeteritorum memoria.

Labor Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 32)

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The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man. [Lat., Animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus.]

Mind Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (V, 19)

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The forehead is the gate of the mind. [Lat., Frons est animi janua.]

Mind Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio De Provinciis Consularibus (XI)

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In a disturbed mind, as in a body in the same state, health can not exist. [Lat., In animo perturbato, sicut in corpore, sanitas esse non potest.]

Mind Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 4)

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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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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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