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  • Hatred is inveterate anger.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • A person who is wise does nothing against his will, nothing with sighing or under coercion.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)


  • In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • It was ordained at the beginning of the world that certain signs should prefigure certain events.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within....for the traitor appears not to be a traitor...he rots the soul of a nation...he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • Empire and liberty.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • A friend is, as it were, a second self.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

  • If I err in my belief that the souls of men are immortal, I err gladly, and do not wish to lose so delightful an error.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)


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