Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (/ˈsɪsᵻroʊ/; Classical Latin: [ˈmaːr.kʊs ˈtʊl.lɪ.ʊs ˈkɪ.kɛ.roː]; Greek: Κικέρων, Kikerōn; 3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and was one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language". Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neolog... More

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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

Marcus Tullius Cicero #Age

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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Age

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Age

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Age

Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Age

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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Death

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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Anger

Hatred is inveterate anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Anger

Hatred is settled anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Beauty #Friendship

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Best

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Best

The best interpreter of the law is custom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Change

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Hope #Life

While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Courage #Faith

A man of courage is also full of faith.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Death #Life

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Death

To some extent I liken slavery to death.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Education

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Education

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Fear

True nobility is exempt from fear.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Fear #Teacher

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Food

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Food #God #Religion

Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Freedom #Power

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Freedom #Power

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Freedom

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.