Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style.
Peace Is Liberty In Tranquillity.
The Life Of The Dead Is Placed In The Memory Of The Living.
The Magistrates Are The Ministers For The Laws, The Judges Their Interpreters, The Rest Of Us Are Servants Of The Law, That We All May Be Free.
There Is Nothing So Absurd That Some Philosopher Has Not Already Said It.
He Does Not Seem To Me To Be A Free Man Who Does Not Sometimes Do Nothing.
You Will Be As Much Value To Others As You Have Been To Yourself.
No One Was Ever Great Without Some Portion Of Divine Inspiration.
For How Many Things, Which For Our Own Sake We Should Never Do, Do We Perform For The Sake Of Our Friends.
In So Far As The Mind Is Stronger Than The Body, So Are The Ills Contracted By The Mind More Severe Than Those Contracted By The Body.
We Must Conceive Of This Whole Universe As One Commonwealth Of Which Both Gods And Men Are Members.
Silence Is One Of The Great Arts Of Conversation.
Cannot People Realize How Large An Income Is Thrift?
The Long Time To Come When I Shall Not Exist Has More Effect On Me Than This Short Present Time, Which Nevertheless Seems Endless.
Our Character Is Not So Much The Product Of Race And Heredity As Of Those Circumstances By Which Nature Forms Our Habits, By Which We Are Nurtured And Live.
For A Tear Is Quickly Dried, Especially When Shed For The Misfortunes Of Others.
Liberty Consists In The Power Of Doing That Which Is Permitted By The Law.
Rightly Defined Philosophy Is Simply The Love Of Wisdom.
Laws Should Be Interpreted In A Liberal Sense So That Their Intention May Be Preserved.
Though Silence Is Not Necessarily An Admission, It Is Not A Denial, Either.
In Time Of War The Laws Are Silent.
I Criticize By Creation - Not By Finding Fault.
To Know The Laws Is Not To Memorize Their Letter But To Grasp Their Full Force And Meaning.
Virtue Is A Habit Of The Mind, Consistent With Nature And Moderation And Reason.
Whatever You Do, Do With All Your Might.
When You Are Aspiring To The Highest Place, It Is Honorable To Reach The Second Or Even The Third Rank.
The Nobler A Man, The Harder It Is For Him To Suspect Inferiority In Others.
That Last Day Does Not Bring Extinction To Us, But Change Of Place.
If You Pursue Good With Labor, The Labor Passes Away But The Good Remains; If You Pursue Evil With Pleasure, The Pleasure Passes Away And The Evil Remains.
One Who Sees The Supersoul Accompanying The Individual Soul In All Bodies And Who Understands That Neither The Soul Nor The Supersoul Is Ever Destroyed, Actually Sees.
What Nobler Employment, Or More Valuable To The State, Than That Of The Man Who Instructs The Rising Generation?
To Live Is To Think.
A Tear Dries Quickly When It Is Shed For Troubles Of Others.
Ability Without Honor Is Useless.
In A Disordered Mind, As In A Disordered Body, Soundness Of Health Is Impossible.
The Authority Of Those Who Teach Is Often An Obstacle To Those Who Want To Learn.
Like Associates With Like.
A Letter Does Not Blush.
In Everything, Satiety Closely Follows The Greatest Pleasures.
Fear Is Not A Lasting Teacher Of Duty.
A Man's Own Manner And Character Is What Most Becomes Him.
Great Is Our Admiration Of The Orator Who Speaks With Fluency And Discretion.
Thrift Is Of Great Revenue.
Orators Are Most Vehement When Their Cause Is Weak.
Never Injure A Friend, Even In Jest.
People Do Not Understand What A Great Revenue Economy Is.
It Is Not By Muscle, Speed, Or Physical Dexterity That Great Things Are Achieved, But By Reflection, Force Of Character, And Judgment.
The Precepts Of The Law Are These: To Live Honestly, To Injure No One, And To Give Everyone Else His Due.
Hatred Is Settled Anger.
Freedom Is A Man's Natural Power Of Doing What He Pleases, So Far As He Is Not Prevented By Force Or Law.
O Wretched Man, Wretched Not Just Because Of What You Are, But Also Because You Do Not Know How Wretched You Are!