Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

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

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

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The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?

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What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.

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The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

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

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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