Cicero Quotes

Wickedness consists in the very hesitation about an act, even though it be not perpetrated.

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Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed.

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Let flattery, the handmaid of the vices, be far removed.

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

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A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

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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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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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There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

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