Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

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Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

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The safety of the people shall be the highest law.

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

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

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Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

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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.

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No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.

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Marcus Tullius Cicero – quotes and aphorisms

Nature herself makes the wise man rich.

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Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

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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.

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Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

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Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

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Let your desires be ruled by reason.

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Let the punishment match the offense.

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Laws are silent in times of war.

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Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

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It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another".

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