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169 Famous Quotes by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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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To freemen, threats are impotent. [Lat., Nulla enim minantis auctoritas apud liberos est.]

Freedom Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (XI, 3)

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War leads to peace. [Lat., Cedant arma togae.]

Peace Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 22)

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For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war. [Lat., Mihi enim omnis pax cum civibus bello civili utilior videbatur.]

Peace Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (2, 15, 37)

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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. [Lat., Memoria est thesaurus omnium rerum e custos.]

Memory Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Oratore (I, 5)

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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. [Lat., Vita enim mortuorum in memoria vivorum est posita.]

Memory Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (IX, 5)

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By some fortuitous concourse of atoms. [Lat., Fortuito quodam concursu atomorum.]

Circumstance Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Natura Deorum (bk. I, 24)

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It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life. [Lat., Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia.]

Fortune Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (LIX)

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As thou sowest, so shalt thou reap. [Sp., Ut sementem feceris, ita metes.]

Results Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Oratore (II, 65)

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We are all exited by the love of praise, and the noblest are most influenced by glory. [Lat., Trahimur omnes laudis studio, et optimus quisque maxime gloria ducitur.]

Praise Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (XI)

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I am pleased to be praised by a man so praised as you, father. [Words used by Hector.] [Lat., Laetus sum Laudari me abs te, pater, laudato viro.]

Praise Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (XI)

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To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool. [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.]

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

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By Hercules! I prefer to err with Plato, whom I know how much you value, than to be right in the company of such men. [Lat., Errare mehercule malo cum Platone, quem tu quanti facias, scio quam cum istis vera sentire.]

Errors Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 17)

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That which leads us to the performance of duty by offering pleasure as its reward, is not virtue, but a deceptive copy and imitation of virtue. [Lat., Nam quae voluptate, quasi mercede aliqua, ad officium impellitur, ea non est virtus sed fallax imitatio simulatioque virtutis.]

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Academici (IV, 46)

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Honor is the reward of virtue. [Lat., Honor est premium virtutis.]

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Brutus (LXXXI)

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Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they possess it. [Lat., Virtute enim ipsa non tam multi praediti esse, quam videri volunt.]

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Amicitia (XXVI)

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The more virtuous any man is, the less easily does he suspect others to be vicious. [Lat., Nam ut quisque est vir optimus, ita difficillime esse alios improbos suspicatur.]

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistoloe Ad Fratrem (I, 1)

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It is the stain and disgrace of the age to envy virtue, and to be anxious to crush the very flower of dignity. [Lat., Est haec saeculi labes quaedam et macula virtuti invidere, velle ipsum florem dignitatis infringere.]

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Gratio Pro Lucio Cornelio Balbo (VI)

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In the approach to virtue there are many steps. [Lat., In virtute sunt multi adscensus.]

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XXV)

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Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.

Virtue Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Rhetorical Invention (bk. II, sc. LIII)

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No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest god. [Lat., Fortis vero, dolorem summum malum judicans; aut temperans, voluptatem summum bonum statuens, esse certe nullo modo potest.]

Bravery Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 2)

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In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. [Lat., Semper in fide quid senseris, non quid dixeris, cogitandum.]

Honor Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 13)

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There is no praise in being upright, where no one can, or tries to corrupt you. [Lat., Nulla est laus ibi esse integrum, ubi nemo est, qui aut possit aut conetur rumpere.]

Honor Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: In Verrem (II, 1, 16)

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Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, and those to be shunned.

Prudence Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 43)

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I prefer silent prudence to loquacious folly. [Lat., Malo indisertam prudentiam, quam loquacem stultitiam.]

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

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