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169 Famous Quotes by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him. [Lat., Nemini fidas, nisi cum quo prius multos modios salis absumpseris.]

Eating Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Amicitia (19, 67)

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. [Lat., Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut edas.]

Eating Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Rhetoricorum Ad C. Herennium (IV, 7)

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It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood. [Lat., Improbi hominis est mendacio fallere.]

Deceit Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Murena (XXX)

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. [Lat., Gratus animus est una virtus non solum maxima, sed etiam mater virtutum onmium reliquarum.]

Gratitude Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XXXIII)

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There is no place more delightful than one's own fireside. [Lat., Nullus est locus domestica sede jucundior.]

Home Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (IV, 8)

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I add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. [Lat., Etiam illud adjungo, saepius ad laudem atque virtutem naturam sine doctrina, quam sine natura valisse doctrinam.]

Ability Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (VII)

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O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life. [Lat., O vitae philosophia dux! O virtutis indagatrix, expultrixque vitiorum! Quid non modo nos, sed omnino vita hominum sine et esse potuisset? Tu urbes peperisti; tu dissipatos homines in societatum vitae convocasti.]

Philosophy Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusc. Quoest. (bk. V, 2, 5)

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The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtues. [Lat., Pietas fundamentum est omnium virtutum.]

Childhood Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XII)

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These (literary) studies are the food of youth, and consolation of age; they adorn prosperity, and are the comfort and refuge of adversity; they are pleasant at home, and are no incumbrance abroad; they accompany us at night, in our travels, and in our rural retreats. [Lat., Haec studia adolecentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis solatium et perfugium praebent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.

Study Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (VII)

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Through ignorance of what is good and what is bad, the life of men is greatly perplexed. [Lat., Ignoratione rerum bonarum et malarum maxime hominum vita vexatur.]

Ignorance Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (I, 13)

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I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. [Lat., Non me pudet fateri nescire quod nesciam.]

Ignorance Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusc. Quoest. (I, 25, 60)

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Philosophy is true mother of the arts. (Science) [Lat., Philosophia vero omnium mater artium.]

Science Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. I)

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There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften. [Lat., Nullus dolor est quem non longinquitas temporis minuat ac molliat.]

Grief Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (IV, 5)

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Were floods of tears to be unloosed In tribute to my grief, The doves of Noah ne'er had roost Nor found an olive-leaf.

Grief Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (IV, 5)

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The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight. [Lat., Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum.]

Misery Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (VI, 3)

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The consciousness of good intention is the greatest solace of misfortunes. [Lat., Conscientia rectae voluntatis maxima consolatio est rerum incommodarum.]

Misfortune Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: Epistles (V, 4)

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The memory of past troubles is pleasant. [Lat., Jucunda memoria est praeteritorum malorum.]

Trouble Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Finibus (bk. II, 32)

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He used to raise a storm in a teapot. [Lat., Excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.]

Storms Quotes, by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) , Source: De Legibus (III, 16)

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A sensual and intemperate youth hands over a worn-out body to old age. [Lat., Libidinosa etenim et intemperans adolescentia effoetum corpus tradit senectuti.]

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

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