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Quotations From MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

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  • 71.
    How long, then, Catiline, while you abuse our patience? How long is this madness of yours to make sport of us?
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. I, 1.
  • 72.
    The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Novellae.
  • 73.
    To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Orator, 120.

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  • 74.
    The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquility, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Philippica, II, 113.

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  • 75.
    Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Phillippica, XII, ii, 5.
  • 76.
    In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman statesman, orator. Philippics (43 B.C.).
  • 77.
    Laws are silent in times of war.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. Pro Milone, ch. 4, sct. 11 (44-43 B.C.).

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  • 78.
    Happy Rome, born in my consulship!
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. quoted in Satires, bk. 10, l. 122, Juvenal. satirized by Juvenal as an example of Cicero's lack of poetic style (O fortunatam natam me consule Romam!).

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  • 79.
    This seems to be advanced as the surest basis for our belief in the existence of gods, that there is no race so uncivilized, no one in the world so barbarous that his mind has no inkling of a belief in gods.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Tusculanae Disputationes, I, ii, 30.

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  • 80.
    The sinews of war, a limitless supply of money.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. Philippics, oration 5, sct. 5 (44-43 B.C.).

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