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CICERO (MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO) (OFTEN CALLED "TULLY" FOR SHORT)
Roman philosopher, statesman and orator
(106 BC - 43 BC)
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Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
      - [Friendship]

Friendship throws a greater luster on prosperity, while it lightens adversity by sharing in its griefs and anxieties.
      - [Friendship]

Hatred is a settled anger.
      - [Hatred]

He has no other recommendation, save an assumed and crafty solemnity of demeanour.
      - [Proverbs]

He is never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when he is alone.
      - [Solitude]

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
      - [Passion]

He removes the greatest ornament of friendship who takes away from it respect.
      - [Friendship]

History is the witness of the times, the torch of truth, the life of memory, the teacher of life, the messenger of antiquity.
      - [History]

Honourable mention encourages science, and merit is fostered by praise.
      - [Proverbs]

How do our philosophers act? Do they not inscribe their signatures to the very essays they write on the propriety of despising glory.
      - [Proverbs]

How much in love with himself, and that too without a rival!
      - [Proverbs]

Hunger was the best seasoning for meat.
      - [Hunger]

I am much beholden to old age, which has increased my eagerness for conversation in proportion as it has lessened my appetites of hunger and thirst.
      - [Age]

I am of opinion that there is nothing so beautiful but that there is something still more beautiful, of which this is the mere image and expression,--a something which can neither be perceived by the eyes, the ears, nor any of the senses; we comprehend it merely in the imagination.
      - [Beauty]

I criticize by creation--not by finding fault.
      - [Criticism]

I do not now so much as wish to have the Strength of Youth again that I wish'd in Youth for the Strength of an Ox or Elephant. For it is our Business only to make the best Use we can of the Powers granted us by Nature.
      - [Strength : Youth]

I follow nature as the surest guide, and resign myself with implicit obedience to her sacred ordinances.
      - [Nature]

I hate all children of precocious talent.
      - [Proverbs]

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
  [Lat., Iniquissimam pacem justissimo bello antefero.]
      - adapted from,
        see Cicero "Epistola ad Atticum", 7, 14
        [Peace]

I prefer the wisdom of the uneducated to the folly of the loquacious.
      - [Talking]

I speak of that learning which wakes us acquainted with the boundless extent of nature, and the universe, and which even while we remain in this world, discovers to us both heaven, earth, and sea.
      - [Earth]

I will adhere to the counsels of good men, although misfortune and death should be the consequence.
      - [Counsel]

If I am mistaken in my opinion that the human soul is immortal, I willingly err; nor would I have this pleasant error extorted from me; and if, as some minute philosophers suppose, death should deprive me of my being, I need not fear the raillery of those pretended philosophers when they are no more.
      - [Soul]

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
      - [Gardens : Libraries]

Ignorance of impending evil is far better than a knowledge of its approach.
      - [Proverbs]


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