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  • ''I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. De Senectute, ch. 6, sct. 20 (44 B.C.).
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  • ''If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Senectute, 85.
  • ''No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator, philosopher. De Senectute, ch. 7, sct. 24 (44 B.C.).
  • ''We have a vigilant consul, Caninius, who never slept once during his entire term of office!''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Epigramma. His term lasted but a day.
  • ''Persistence in a single view has never been regarded as a merit in political leaders.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Familiares, I, 9, 21.
  • ''It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Familiares, II, 6, 2.
  • ''No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Familiares, VI, 2, 2.
  • ''In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Gaius.
  • ''What times! What manners! The Senate knows these things, the consul sees them, and yet this man lives.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. I, 1.
  • ''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.

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