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  • ''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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  • ''Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Murena, 36.
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  • ''We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Murena, 76.
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  • ''An innocent man, if accused, can be acquitted; a guilty man, unless accused, cannot be condemned. It is, however, more advantageous to absolve an innocent than not to prosecute a guilty man.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Roscio Amerino, 56.
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  • ''When trying a case [the famous judge] L. Cassius never failed to inquire "Who gained by it?" Man's character is such that no one undertakes crimes without hope of gain.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Roscio Amerino, 84.
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  • ''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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  • ''Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Tusculanae Disputationes, I, ii, 44.
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  • ''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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  • ''In fact the whole passion ordinarily termed love (and heaven help me if I can think of any other term to apply to it) is of such exceeding triviality that I see nothing that I think comparable with it.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Tusculanae Disputationes, IV, 68.
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  • ''Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.''
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Ulpianus, Digesta, V, 6.
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