Famous Quotes from ...

Cicero



    Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

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    As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

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    A man of courage is also full of faith.

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    Peace is liberty in tranquillity.

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    Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

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

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

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    The more laws, the less justice.

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    An unjust peace is better than a just war.

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    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.

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    To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?

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    Life is nothing without friendship.

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

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

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    Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty

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    We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.

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    There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.

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    Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.

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    What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?

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    No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.

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    Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.

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

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    The First Bond of Society is Marriage.

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    Not to be covetous, is money; not to be a purchaser, is a revenue

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

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    Whatever befalls in accordance with nature should be accounted good

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    It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.

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    Nature abhors annihilation.

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    The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.

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    One orator in a family, nay even in a city, is enough

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