Cicero

Cicero

Anyone who has got a book collection and a garden wants for nothing.

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?

Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

What a time! What a civilization!

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Reason should direct and appetite obey.

When you have no basis of argument, abuse the plaintiff.

If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.

The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.

The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.

To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.

To each his own.<br> (Suum Cuique)

We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.

All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

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