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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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"For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends."

"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."

"The sinews of war are infinite money."

"Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?"

"Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body."

"Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense."

"The more laws, the less justice."

"When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank."

"No sane man will dance."

"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault."

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

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

"There is not only an art, but an eloquence in it."

"The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others."

"True nobility is exempt from fear."

"This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again."

"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living."

"That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place."

"Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends."

"What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine."

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