Cicero

106 - 43 BC

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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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on action, duty, life, truth, value, and virtue

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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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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