Cicero

106 - 43 BC

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 brevity, doubt, endurance, and pain

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on passion and reason

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on abuse and patience

How long will you abuse our patience, Catiline? - Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?

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Source: Catilinam I

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on injustice, justice, peace, and war

I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.

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

The people's good is the highest law.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on constitution, habits, health, patience, remedies, and wishes

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.

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Source: On the Orator, II.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on mercy

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Nothing is more praiseworthy, nothing more suited to a great and illustrious man than placability and a merciful disposition.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on beginning

Before beginning, plan carefully.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on government, laws, and plants

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?

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