Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.

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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.

Any man is liable to err only a fool persists in error.

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.

Any man can make mistakes but only an idiot persists in his error.

All pain is either severe or slight if slight it is easily endured, if severe it will without doubt be brief.

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.

If we are not ashamed to think it we should not be ashamed to say it.

One who sees the Supersoul accompanying the individual soul in all bodies and who understands that neither the soul nor the Supersoul is ever destroyed actually sees.

A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.

If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started.

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Though silence is not necessarily an admission it is not a denial either.

Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?

What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.

To live is to think.

When you have no basis for an argument abuse the plaintiff.

Hatred is settled anger.

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