Marcus Tullius Cicero

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  • ''For a courageous man cannot die dishonorably, a man who has attained the consulship cannot die before his time, a philosopher cannot die wretchedly.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. IV, 3.
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  • ''Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. IV, 8, 4.
  • ''The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Novellae.
  • ''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.
  • ''What is permissible is not always honorable.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus.
  • ''The best interpreter of the law is custom.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus, I, 3, 37.
  • ''Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus, L, 17.
  • ''Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.).

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