Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

While the sick man has life, there is hope.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Genius is fostered by energy.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In anger nothing right nor judicious can be done.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Law applied to its extreme is the greatest injustice.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ability without honor is useless.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Before beginning, prepare carefully

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The safety of the people shall be the highest law

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance

Marcus Tullius Cicero

To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.

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It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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