Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes



Best 18 Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero

“A friend is, as it were, a second self.”

“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”

“Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.”

“Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.”

“He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.”

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

“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.”

“In times of war, the law falls silent.”

“It is our own evil thoughts which madden us.”

“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.”

“Not for ourselves alone are we born.”

“Not to have a mania for buying, is to possess a revenue.”

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

“The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”

“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.”

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.”

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