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  • ''Their very silence is a loud cry.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. I, 21.
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  • ''The nobler a man is, the harder for him to suspect baseness in others.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. I, 4, 12.
  • ''The gods attend to great matters, they neglect small ones.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. II, 167.
  • ''The habit of arguing in support of atheism, whether it be done from conviction or in pretense, is a wicked and impious practice.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. II, 168.
  • ''No place is so strongly fortified that money could not capture it.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. I, ii, 4.
  • ''It is a crime to put a Roman citizen in chains, it is an enormity to flog one, sheer murder to slay one: what, then, shall I say of crucifixion? It is impossible to find the word for such an abomination.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. II, v, 170.
  • ''Oh the times! Oh the customs![O tempora! O mores!].''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. In Catalinam, speech 1, ch. 1 (63 B.C.).
  • ''The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone else his due.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Institutiones, I, 3.
  • ''Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Institutiones, III, 1.
  • ''Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Institutiones, I, 1.

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