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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
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Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
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Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the 'new, wonderful good society' which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean 'more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'
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Politicians are not born; they are excreted. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Politicians are not born; they are excreted.
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Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the "general welfare of the people." Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen.
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A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within....for the traitor appears not to be a traitor...he rots the soul of a nation...he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
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There exists a law, not written down anywhere but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading but by derivation and absorption and adoption from nature itself; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.
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Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them.
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It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
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Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.
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The Jews belong to a dark and repulsive force. One knows how numerous this clique is, how they stick together and what power they exercise through their unions. They are a nation of rascals and deceivers.
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A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
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As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death.
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It is not enough to acquire wisdom, it is necessary to employ it. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
It is not enough to acquire wisdom, it is necessary to employ it.
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We learn nothing from history except that we learn nothing from history. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
We learn nothing from history except that we learn nothing from history.
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Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
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Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
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To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
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When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.
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Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
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Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves.
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The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another's heart.
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A man would have no pleasures in discovering all the beauties of the universe, even in heaven itself, unless he had a partner to whom he might communicate his joys.
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I have always been of the opinion that unpopularity earned by doing what is right is not unpopularity at all, but glory.
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Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
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People don't know the value of what they have until it is gone: Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.... Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude. Don't wait till freedom is gone before you enjoy, value, support, protect and make the most of it!
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To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
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Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
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A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
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As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes.
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I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
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Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
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Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
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Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
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The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
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The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
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Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
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The budget should be balanced, the treasury refilled, public debt reduced, the arrogance of officialdom tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.
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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
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Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.
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If you wish to persuade me, you must think my thoughts, feel my feelings, and speak my words. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
If you wish to persuade me, you must think my thoughts, feel my feelings, and speak my words.
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Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
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Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
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An unjust peace is better than a just war. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
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Cicero is dead! Cicero is born! The laughter has filled me, filled me so very completely. I am the laughter. I am the jester. The soul that has served as my constant companion for so long has breached the veil of the Void finally and forever. It is now in me. It is me. The world has seen the last of Cicero the man. Behold Cicero, Fool of Hearts - laughter incarnate!
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Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
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It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
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To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.
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Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame.
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The home is the empire! There is no peace more delightful than one's own fireplace. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
The home is the empire! There is no peace more delightful than one's own fireplace.
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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
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A man of courage is also full of faith. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
A man of courage is also full of faith.
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A happy life consists in tranquility of mind. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
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They who say that we should love our fellow-citizens but not foreigners, destroy the universal brotherhood of mankind, with which benevolence and justice would perish forever.
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The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
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What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
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In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
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While there's life, there's hope. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
While there's life, there's hope.
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Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
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They condemn what they do not understand. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
They condemn what they do not understand.
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Wars are to be undertaken in order that it may be possible to live in peace without molestation. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Wars are to be undertaken in order that it may be possible to live in peace without molestation.
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There are no true friends in politics. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
There are no true friends in politics.
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No wise man ever thought that a traitor should be trusted. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
No wise man ever thought that a traitor should be trusted.
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Whatever you do, do with all your might. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Whatever you do, do with all your might.
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If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
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Long life is denied us; therefore let us do something to show that we have lived. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Long life is denied us; therefore let us do something to show that we have lived.
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It is difficult to persuade mankind that the love of virtue is the love of themselves. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
It is difficult to persuade mankind that the love of virtue is the love of themselves.
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The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
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What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious.
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For out of such an ungoverned populace one is usually chosen as a leader, someone bold and unscrupulous who curries favor with the people by giving them other men's property. To such a man the protection of public office is given, and continually renewed. He emerges as a tyrant over the very people who raised him to power.
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We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.
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We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
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Yield, ye arms, to the toga; to civic praise, ye laurels. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Yield, ye arms, to the toga; to civic praise, ye laurels.
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More laws, less justice. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
More laws, less justice.
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A home without books is a body without soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
A home without books is a body without soul.
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The higher our position the more modestly we should behave. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
The higher our position the more modestly we should behave.
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Whatever is done without ostentation, and without the people being witnesses of it, is, in my opinion, most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided, for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this, the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.
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