Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.

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For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture.

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A war is never undertaken by the ideal State, except in defense of its honor or its safety.

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

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Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.

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Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

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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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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.

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The foundation of justice is good faith.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

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Ability without honor is useless.

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We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory

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True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.

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