Cicero

106 - 43 BC

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.

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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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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