Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.

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Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

That last day does not bring extinction to us but change of place.

The greater the difficulty the greater the glory.

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul as clemency and readiness to forgive.

To some extent I liken slavery to death.

Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Nature abhors annihilation.

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

According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.

The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly to injure no one and to give everyone else his due.

Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.

Before beginning plan carefully.

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.

Justice consists in doing no injury to men, decency in giving them no offense.

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.

Time destroys the speculation of men but it confirms nature.

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