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All Quotes by author - Marcus Tullius Cicero
" Ability without honor is useless. "
" According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another. "
" Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. "
" A friend is, as it were, a second self. "
" A home without books is a body without soul. "
" A letter does not blush. "
" All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief. "
" A man of courage is also full of faith. "
" A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him. "
" An unjust peace is better than a just war. "
" Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. "
" Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error. "
" A room without books is like a body without a soul. "
" As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. "
" As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. "
" A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others. "
" Before beginning, plan carefully. "
" Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. "
" Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. "
" Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift? "
" Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. "
" Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. "
" Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable. "
" Empire and liberty. "
" Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so. "
" Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. "
" Every man's reputation proceeds from those of his own household. "
" Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. "
" For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others. "
" For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends. "
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