Cicero

106 - 43 BC

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 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?

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on freedom and poetry

The freedom of poetic license.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on fatigue, habits, pain, and power

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on praise

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We are all drawn by our eagerness for praise. - Trahimur omnes laudis studio

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: Tusculanes Disputationes, 44 B.C.

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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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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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?

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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