Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ability without honor is useless.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names

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Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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