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169 Famous Quotes by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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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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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Can any one find in what condition his body will be, I do not say a year hence, but this evening? [Lat., An id exploratum cuiquam potest esse, quomodo sese habitarum sit corpus, non dico ad annum sed ad vesperam?]

Change Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 228)

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Longing not so much to change things as to overturn them. [Lat., Non tam commutandarum, quam evertendarum rerum cupidi.]

Change Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (II, 1)

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There is nothing better fitted to delight the reader than change of circumstances and varieties of fortune. [Lat., Nihil est aptius delectationem lectoris quam temporum varietates fortunaeque vicissitudines.]

Change Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (V, 12)

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No sensible man (among the many things that have been written on this kind) ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind. [Lat., Nemo doctus unquam (multa autem de hoc genere scripta sunt) mutationem consili inconstantiam dixit esse.]

Change Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistoloe ad Atticum (XVI, 7, 3)

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Nature abhors annihilation. [Lat., Ab interitu naturam abhorrere.]

Nature Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus (V, 11, 3)

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The chief recommendation [in a young man] is modesty, then dutiful conduct toward parents, then affection for kindred. [Lat., Prima commendiato proficiscitur a modestia tum pietate in parentes, tum in suos benevolentia.]

Youth Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (II, 13)

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Man is his own worst enemy. [Lat., Nihil inimicius quam sibi ipse.]

Enemies Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistoloe ad Atticum (X, 12a, sec. III)

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Let our friends perish, provided that our enemies fall at the same time. [Lat., Pereant amici, dum una inimici intercidant.]

Enemies Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Rege Deitaro (IX)

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Not to be avaricious is money; not to be fond of buying is a revenue; but to be content with our own is the greatest and most certain wealth of all. [Lat., Non esse cupidum, pecunia est; non esse emacem, vectigal est; contentum vero suis rebus esse, maximae sunt, certissimaeque divitiae.]

Wealth Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Paradoxa (6, 3)

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I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine M anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?

Wealth Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Paradoxa (6, 3)

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It shows a weak mind not to bear prosperity as well as adversity with moderation. [Lat., Ut adversas res, secundas immoderate ferre, levitatis est.]

Prosperity Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (I, 26)

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To the sick, while there is life there is hope. [Sp., Aegroto dum anima est, spes est.]

Hope Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistoloe ad Atticum (IX, 10)

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The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong. [Lat., Maxima illecebra est peccandi impunitatis spes.]

Hope Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Animo Milone (XVI)

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Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. [Lat., Timor non est diuturnus magister officii.]

Fear Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Philippicoe (II, 36)

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Excessive liberty leads both nations and individuals into excessive slavery. [Lat., Nimia libertas et populis et privatis in nimiam servitutem cadit.]

Slavery Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Republica (I, 44)

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He is sometimes slave who should be master; and sometimes master who should be slave. [Lat., Fit in dominatu servitus, in servitute dominatus.]

Slavery Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Rege Deiotaro (XI)

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From all sides there is equally a way to the lower world. [Lat., Undique ad inferos tantundem viae est.]

Hell Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusc. Quoest. (bk. I, 43, 104), quoted as a saying of Anaxagoras

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Hell is paved with good intentions.

Hell Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusc. Quoest. (bk. I, 43, 104), quoted as a saying of Anaxagoras

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It is foolish to pluck out one's hair for sorrow, as if grief could be assuaged by baldness. [Lat., Stultum est in luctu capillum sibi evellere, quasi calvito maeror levaretur.]

Hair Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 26)

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A friend is, as it were, a second self. [Lat., Amicus est tanquam alter idem.]

Friends Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Amicitia (XXI, 80 (adapted))

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You must therefore love me, myself, and not my circumstances, if we are to be real friends.

Friends Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus, (Yonge's translation)

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There is no treasure the which may be compared unto a faithful friend; Gold some decayeth, and worldly wealth consumeth, and wasteth in the winde; But love once planted in a perfect and pure minde indureth weale and woe; The frownes of fortune, come they never so unkinde, cannot the same overthrowe. - edited by John Payne Collier,

Friends Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus, (Yonge's translation)

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It is disgraceful when the passers-by exclaim, "O ancient house! alas, how unlike is thy present master to thy former one." [Lat., Odiosum est enim, cum a praetereuntibus dicatur:--O domus antiqua, heu, quam dispari dominare domino.]

Ancestry Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Officiis (CXXXIX)

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