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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Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

More law less justice.

What an ugly beast the ape and how like us.

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech whether in a senator or an orator.

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.

The more laws the less justice.

The enemy is within the gates, it is with our own luxury our own folly our own criminality that we have to contend.

Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat.

For a tear is quickly dried especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.

Nothing is more noble nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves even in those books which they write in contempt of glory inscribe their names.

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