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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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