There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.
Cicero (106 - 43 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.
Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
What is more agreeable than one's home?
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Source: De Senectute, ch. 7, sct. 24, 44 B.C.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
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