Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes: Of all the rewards of virtue, . . . the most splendid is fame, for it is fame alone that can offer us the memory of posterity.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote: Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever. For what is the time of a man, except it be interwoven with that memory of ancient things of a superior age?
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Quotes about Marcus Tullius Cicero: Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame.
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Quote about Marcus Tullius Cicero: Come now: Do we really think that the gods are everywhere called by the same names by which they are addressed by us? But the gods have as many names as there are languages among humans. For it is not with the gods as with you: you are Velleius wherever you go, but Vulcan is not Vulcan in Italy and in Africa and in Spain.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Sayings: Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Saying: All men have a feeling, that they would rather you told them a civil lie than give them a point blank refusal.... If you make a promise, the thing is still uncertain, depends on a future day, and concerns but few people; but if you refuse you alienate people to a certainty and at once, and many people too.
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Sayings about Marcus Tullius Cicero: Diligence which, as it avails in all things, is also of the utmost moment in pleading causes. Diligence is to be particularly cultivated by us; it is to be constantly exerted; it is capable of effecting almost everything.
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Saying about Marcus Tullius Cicero: You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.[Lat., Mature fieri senem, si diu velis esses senex.]
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes: We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote: The best Armour of Old Age is a well spent life preceding it; a Life employed in the Pursuit of useful Knowledge, in honourable Actions and the Practice of Virtue; in which he who labours to improve himself from his Youth, will in Age reap the happiest Fruits of them; not only because these never leave a Man, not even in the extremest Old Age; but because a Conscience bearing Witness that our Life was well-spent, together with the Remembrance of past good Actions, yields an unspeakable Comfort to the Soul
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Quotes about Marcus Tullius Cicero: Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they possess it.
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Quote about Marcus Tullius Cicero: The soul in sleep gives proof of its divine nature.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Sayings: All the arts, which have a tendency to raise man in the scale of being, have a certain common band of union, and are connected, if I may be allowed to say so, by blood-relationship with one another.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Saying: My precept to all who build, is, that the owner should be an ornament to the house, and not the house to the owner.
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Sayings about Marcus Tullius Cicero: All literature, all philosophical treatises, all the voices of antiquity are full of examples for imitation, which would all lie unseen in darkness without the light of literature..
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Saying about Marcus Tullius Cicero: A careful physician . . . before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes: A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote: Whatever is done without ostentation, and without the people being witnesses of it, is, in my opinion, most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided, for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this, the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.
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