Marcus Tullius Cicero
Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Marcus Tullius Cicero — quotes and aphorisms
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.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.