Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.

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The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.

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A home without books is a body without soul.

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The beginnings of all things are small.

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Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.

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Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

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Genius is fostered by energy.

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In anger nothing right nor judicious can be done.

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Law applied to its extreme is the greatest injustice.

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

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Ability without honor is useless.

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Before beginning, prepare carefully

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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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The safety of the people shall be the highest law

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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

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