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  • ''Nothing is so difficult to believe that oratory cannot make it acceptable, nothing so rough and uncultured as not to gain brilliance and refinement from eloquence.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. 3.
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  • ''Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. 49.
  • ''Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Celsus, Digesta, I, 3, 18.
  • ''No obligation to do the impossible is binding.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Celsus, Digesta, L, 17.
  • ''To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Celsus, Digesta, I, 3, 17.
  • ''What is impossible by the nature of things is not confirmed by any law.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Celsus, Digesta, L, 17.
  • ''Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection, and I am inclined to think that, with the exception of wisdom, no better thing has been given to man by the immortal gods''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Amicitia, 20.
  • ''Let arms yield to the toga, let the [victor's] laurel yield to the [orator's] tongue.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Consulatu Suo.
  • ''The well-known old remark of Cato, who used to wonder how two soothsayers could look one another in the face without laughing.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Divinatione, II, 51.
  • ''There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator, philosopher. De Divinatione, bk. 2, sct. 58 (45 B.C.).

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