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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Of all nature's gifts to the human race what is sweeter to a man than his children?

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other always using friendly and sincere words.

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.

A man of courage is also full of faith.

It is not by muscle speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved but by reflection force of character and judgment.

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body but can never be so in mind.

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.

I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits by which we are nurtured and live.

What is permissible is not always honorable.

What is thine is mine and all mine is thine.

Even if you have nothing to write write and say so.

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.

A friend is as it were a second self.

The nobler a man the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.

The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace nothing more obscure than human intentions nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.

Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.

The higher we are placed the more humbly we should walk.

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