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A list of the best Cicero quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Cicero quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Cicero quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Cicero should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Cicero quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. Cicero

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It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. Cicero

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A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

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Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. Cicero

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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Cicero

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They condemn what they do not understand. Cicero

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The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. Cicero

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The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt, the mobs should be forced to work and not depend on government for subsistence. Cicero

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As you have sown so shall you reap. Cicero

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The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. Cicero

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Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

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It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error. Cicero

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To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. Cicero

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While there's life, there's hope. Cicero

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Life is nothing without friendship. Cicero

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No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind. Cicero

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Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense. Cicero

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Virtue is its own reward. Cicero

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Friends are proved by adversity. Cicero

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There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. Cicero

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

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It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent. Cicero

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Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. Cicero

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Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom. Cicero

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Let reason govern desire. Cicero

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The good of the people is the greatest law. Cicero

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Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. Cicero

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The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves. Cicero

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Before beginning, plan carefully. Cicero

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Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. Cicero

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When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank. Cicero

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I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own. Cicero

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I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. Cicero

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I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. Cicero

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The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. Cicero

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Reason should direct and appetite obey. Cicero

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Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. Cicero

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A friend is, as it were, a second self. Cicero

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It is better to receive than to do injury. Cicero

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

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. Cicero

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There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it. Cicero

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It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances. Cicero

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Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. Cicero

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We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind. Cicero

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Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak. Cicero

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Can there be greater foolishness than the respect you pay to people collectively when you despise them individually? Cicero

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There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act. Cicero

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Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.

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A community is like the ones who govern it. Cicero