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.
Contributed by: Zaady
I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
The people's good is the highest law.
A careful physician . . . before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.
Source: On the Orator, II.
Nothing is more praiseworthy, nothing more suited to a great and illustrious man than placability and a merciful disposition.
Before beginning, plan carefully.
The gardener plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see: and shall not a public man plant laws, institutions, government, in short, under the same conditions?
The freedom of poetic license.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
We are all drawn by our eagerness for praise. - Trahimur omnes laudis studio
Source: Tusculanes Disputationes, 44 B.C.
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