Cicero

106 - 43 BC

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on love, philosophy, and wisdom

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on cities, evil, heaven, life, and philosophy

Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homes and compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on past, pleasure, and sorrow

There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on age, prudence, and youth

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: De Senectute, ch. 7, sct. 24, 44 B.C.

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on glory, love, and spirit

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on weakness

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on falsehood, trust, and truth

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing quite new is perfect.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on children, knowledge, labor, past, and world

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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