Saturday, November 28, 2015

Famous Quotes from Marcus Tullius Cicero

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one’s self to die.

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

To make a mistake is only human; to persist in a mistake is idiotic.

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle
to those who want to learn.

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and
more numerous than those of the body.

A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers
over a worn-out body to old age.

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Superstition is a senseless fear of God.

Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity, and beasts, by nature.

Death approaches, which is always impending over us like the stone over Tantalus; then comes superstition, with which he who is racked can never find peace of mind.

Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk.

Nature loves nothing solitary, and always reaches out to something, as a support, which ever in the sincerest friend is most delightful.

No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

For fear is but a poor safeguard of lasting power; while affection, on the other hand, may be trusted to keep it safe for ever.

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.

For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.

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