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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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We should be careful that our benevolence does not exceed our means.
      - [Benevolence]

We should never so entirely avoid danger as to appear irresolute and cowardly; but, at the same time, we should avoid unnecessarily exposing ourselves to danger, than which nothing can be more foolish.
      - [Danger]

What fervent love of herself would Virtue excite if she could be seen!
      - [Vanity]

What gift has Providence bestowed on man, that is so dear to him as his children?
      - [Children]

What is becoming is honest, and whatever is honest must always be becoming.
      - [Honesty]

What is dishonestly got vanishes in profligacy.
      - [Possession : Theft]

What is there that is illustrious that is not also attended by labor?
      - [Labor]

What sweeter gift from nature has fallen to the lot of man than his children?
      - [Proverbs]

Whatever is graceful is virtuous, and whatever is virtuous is graceful.
      - [Grace]

Whatever that be, which thinks, which understands, which wills, which acts, it is something celestial and divine; and, upon that account, must necessarily be eternal.
      - [Soul]

When I consider the wonderful activity of the mind, so great a memory of what is past, and such a capacity of penetrating into the future: when I behold such a number of arts and sciences, and such a multitude of discoveries hence arising,--I believe and am firmly persuaded that a nature which contains so many things within itself cannot be mortal.
      - [Immortality]

When money is unreasonably coveted, it is a disease of the mind which is called avarice.
      - [Avarice]

When time and need require, we should resist with all our might, and prefer death to slavery and disgrace.
      - [Resistance]

When war is raging the laws are dumb.
      - [Proverbs]

Who can love the man he fears. or by who he thinks he is himself feared?
      - [Proverbs]

Who is there that, shooting all day long, does not sometimes hit the mark?
      - [Proverbs]

Wickedness consists in the very hesitation about an act, even though it be not perpetrated.
      - [Guilt]

Wickedness resides in the very hesitation about an act, even though it be not perpetrated.
      - [Wickedness]

Wisdom is not only to be acquired, but enjoyed.
      - [Proverbs]

Wisdom is the only thing which can relieve us from the sway of the passions and the fear of danger, and which can teach us to bear the injuries of fortune itself with moderation, and which shows us all the ways which lead to tranquillity and peace.
      - [Wisdom]

Wisdom often exists under a shabby coat.
      - [Proverbs]

Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; and beasts, by nature.
      - [Reason]

You may trust him in the dark.
      - [Trust]

Unraveling the web of Penelope.
  [Lat., Penelopae telam retexens.]
      - Acad. Quoest. (bk. IV, 29, 95) [Work]

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
  [Lat., Ita enim finitima sunt falsa veris ut in praecipitem locum non debeat se sapiens committere.]
      - Academici (IV, 21) [Lying]


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