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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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Socrates, indeed, when he was asked of what country he called himself, aid "Of the world;" for he considered himself an inhabitant and a citizen of the whole world.
  [Lat., Socrates, quidem, cum rogaretur cujatem se esse diceret, "Mundanum," inquit; totius enim mundi se incolam et civem arbitrabatur.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum
         (bk. V, 37, 108) [World]

The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit.
  [Lat., Arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum adspiciet baccam ipse numquam.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 14)
        [Agriculture]

No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality.
  [Lat., Nemo unquam sine magna spe immortalitatatis se pro patria offerret ad mortem.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 15)
        [Immortality]

It is a proof of great talents to recall the mind from the senses, and to separate thought from habit.
  [Lat., Magni est ingenii revocare mentem a sensibus, et cogitationem a consuetudine abducere.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 16)
        [Talent]

By Hercules! I prefer to err with Plato, whom I know how much you value, than to be right in the company of such men.
  [Lat., Errare mehercule malo cum Platone, quem tu quanti facias, scio quam cum istis vera sentire.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 17) [Error]

Let a man practise the profession he best knows.
  [Lat., Quam quisque novit artem, in hac se exerceat.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 18)
        [Occupations]

Our minds possess by nature an insatiable desire to know the truth.
  [Lat., Natura inest mentibus nostris insatiabilis quaedam cupiditas veri videndi.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 18) [Truth]

The divinity who rules within us, forbids us to leave this world without his command.
  [Lat., Vetat dominans ille in nobis deus, injussu hinc nos suo demigrare.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 30) [Death]

The swan is not without cause dedicated to Apollo, because foreseeing his happiness in death, he dies with singing and pleasure.
  [Lat., Cignoni non sine causa Apoloni dicata sint, quod ab eo divinationem habere videantur, qua providentes quid in morte boni sit, cum cantu et voluptate moriantur.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 30) [Swans]

Nature has lent us life at interest, like money, and has fixed no day for its payment.
  [Lat., Natura dedit usuram vitae tanquam pecuniae nulla praestitua die.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 39) [Life]

There are countless roads on all sides to the grave.
  [Lat., Undique enim ad inferos tantundem viae est.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 43) [Death]

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
  [Lat., Gloria virtutem tanquam umbra sequitur.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 45) [Glory]

No one has lived a short live who has performed its duties with unblemished character.
  [Lat., Nemo parum diu vixit, qui virtuis perfectae perfecto functus est munere.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 45) [Life]

The last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
  [Lat., Supremus ille dies non nostri extinctionem sed commutationem affert loci.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 49) [Death]

I do not wish to die: but I care not if I were dead.
  [Lat., Emori nolo: sed me esse mortuum nihil aestimo.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 8),
        translation of verse of Epicharmus
        [Death]

Reason is the mistress and queen of all things.
  [Lat., Domina omnium et regina ratio.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (II, 21)
        [Reason]

It is foolish to pluck out one's hair for sorrow, as if grief could be assuaged by baldness.
  [Lat., Stultum est in luctu capillum sibi evellere, quasi calvito maeror levaretur.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 26)
        [Hair]

The diseases of the mind are more and more destructive than those of the body.
  [Lat., Morbi perniciores pluresque animi quam corporis.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 3) [Mind]

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others, and to forget his own.
  [Lat., Est proprium stultitiae aliorum vitia cernere, oblivisci suorum.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 30)
        [Faults]

In a disturbed mind, as in a body in the same state, health can not exist.
  [Lat., In animo perturbato, sicut in corpore, sanitas esse non potest.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (III, 4) [Mind]

It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.
  [Lat., Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (LIX) [Fortune]

It is better to receive than to do an injury.
  [Lat., Accipere quam facere injuiam praestat.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (V, 19)
        [Injury]

I have never yet known a poet who did not think himself super-excellent.
  [Lat., Adhue neminem cognovi poetam, qui sibi non optimus videretur.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (V, 22) [Poets]

Our country is wherever we are well off.
  [Lat., Patria est, ubicunque est bene.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (V, 37),
        quoting Pacuvius
        [Love of Country : Patriotism]


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