Cicero

106 - 43 BC

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on leadership, life, and philosophy

O philosophy, you leader of life.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on philosophy

There is nothing so absurd (or ridiculous) but some philosopher has said it.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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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 experience, instinct, necessity, reason, and stupidity

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on knowledge

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

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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