Cicero

106 - 43 BC

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on books, contempt, desires, glory, inspiration, motivation, names, and praise

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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: Tusculanes Disputationes, 44 B.C.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on delay and procrastination

Delay and procrastination is hateful. - Tarditas et procrastinatio odiosa est

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on excellence

An excellent protector of sheep, the wolf! - O praeclarum custodem ovium lupum!

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on punishment

Let the punishment match the offense.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on desires and reason

Let reason govern desire.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on silence

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When they remain silent, they cry out. - Cum tacent clamant (In Catilinam I)

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on majorities, observation, and power

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: De Re Publica, 51 B.C.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on laws, people, and safety

The safety of the people is the supreme law. - Salus populi suprema lex

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on excellence and shame

It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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