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Found 78 thoughts of Cicero

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

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The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.

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A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.

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Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

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The people's good is the highest law.

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The freedom of poetic license.

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No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.

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

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There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.

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Laws are silent in times of war.

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Our thoughts are free.

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Nature herself makes the wise man rich.

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

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The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.

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Force overcome by force. (Vi Victa Vis)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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As the old proverb says "Like readily consorts with like."

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Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

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Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

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Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

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