Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

A room without a book is like a body without a soul.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and long honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Superstition is a senseless fear of God.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Crimes are not to be measured by the issue of events, but by the bad intentions of men.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Guilt is present in the very hesitation, even though the deed be not committed.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

The people’s good is the highest law.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

The beginnings of all things are small.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ability without honor is useless.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

A room without books is like a body without a nap.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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