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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

A home without books is a body without soul.

A letter does not blush.

A man of courage is also full of faith.

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

A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

Ability without honor is useless.

According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

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

An unjust peace is better than a just war.

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

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

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

Before beginning, plan carefully.

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.