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 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.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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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.

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.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on beginning

Before beginning, plan carefully.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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