Cicero Quotes

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.

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It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.

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No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.

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Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.

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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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Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him.

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A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.

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It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

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Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.

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There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it

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

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There is something pleasurable in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

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One should eat to live, not live to eat.

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A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.

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Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, and those to be shunned.

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Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him.

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