Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully

Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully
106
43 B.C.

Roman Philosopher, Statesman, Lawyer, Political Theorist, and Roman Constitutionalist, considered one of Rome's greatest Orators and Prose Stylists

Author Quotes

Honor is the reward of virtue.

I judge moderation to be the greatest virtue.

Hatred is a settled anger.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent [mother] of all others.

Grief is not natural but a matter of belief or opinion.

For every man’s nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered as it were with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie.

For not only is Fortune herself blind, but she generally causes those men to be blind whose interest she has more particularly embraced. Therefore they are often haughty and arrogant; nor is there anything more intolerable than a prosperous fool. And hence we often see that men who were at one time affable and agreeable are completely changed by prosperity, despising their old friends, and clinging to the new.

Fortune favors the bold.

Everything you reprove in another, you must carefully avoid in yourself.

Every living creature loves itself.

Everything morally right derives from one of four sources: it concerns either full perception or intelligent development of what is true; or the preservation of organized society, where every man is rendered his due and all his obligations are faithfully discharged; or the greatness and strength of a noble, invincible spirit; or order and moderation in everything said and done, whereby there is temperance and self-control.

Enmity is anger waiting for a chance for revenge.

Courage is nothing less than indifference to hardship and pain.

Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.

A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.

Beware of an inordinate desire for wealth. Nothing is so revealing of narrowness and littleness of soul than love for money. Conversely, there is nothing more honorable or noble than indifference to money, if one doesn’t have any; or than genuine altruism and well-doing if one does have it.

A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth.

A man of courage is also full of faith.

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First Name
Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully
Birth Date
106
Death Date
43 B.C.
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Roman Philosopher, Statesman, Lawyer, Political Theorist, and Roman Constitutionalist, considered one of Rome's greatest Orators and Prose Stylists