Cicero

106 - 43 BC

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 injustice, justice, peace, and war

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

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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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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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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on beginning

Before beginning, plan carefully.

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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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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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