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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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To be praised by a man who has won his laurels.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To have a smattering knowledge of anything.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To live long, it is necessary to live slowly.
      - [Moderation]

To seek a laurel wreath from a bride-cake. [To seek glory by some trifling performance. A carpet knight.]
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one's self to die.
      - [Philosophy]

To throw a blot on a man's reputation by praising him.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

True glory strikes root, and even extends itself; all false pretensions fall as do flowers, nor can anything feigned be lasting.
      - [Pretension]

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretenses, like flowers, fall to the ground: nor can any counterfeit last long.
      - [Glory]

Vicious habits are so great a stain to human nature, and so odious in themselves, that every person actuated by right reason would avoid them, though he were sure they would be always concealed both from God and man, and had no future punishment entailed upon them.
      - [Habit]

Vicious habits are so odious and degrading that they transform the individual who practices them into an incarnate demon.
      - [Habit]

Virtue and decency are so nearly related that it is difficult to separate them from each other but in our imagination.
      - [Decency]

Virtue is increased by the smile of approval; and the love of renown is the greatest incentive to honourable acts.
      - [Proverbs]

Virtue is uniform, conformable to reason, and of unvarying consistency; nothing can be added to it that can make it more than virtue; nothing can be taken from it, and the name of virtue be left.
      - [Virtue]

Wars, therefore, are to be undertaken for this end, that we may live in peace, without being injured; but when we obtain the victory, we must preserve those enemies who behaved without cruelty or inhumanity during the war.
      - [War]

We are born poets. we become orators.
      - [Proverbs]

We are not born for ourselves alone.
      - [Proverbs]

We believe not a liar, even when he is speaking the truth.
      - [Proverbs]

We can more easily avenge an injury than requite a kindness; on this account, because there is less difficulty in getting the better of the wicked than in making one's self equal with the good.
      - [Revenge]

We cannot employ the mind to advantage when we are filled with excessive food and drink.
      - [Excess]

We have always considered taxes to be the sinews of the state.
      - [Taxes]

We have been born to associate with our fellow-men, and to join in community with the human race.
      - [Companions]

We make allowance for necessity.
      - [Proverbs]

We ought to regard amiability as the quality of woman, dignity that of man.
      - [Amiability]

We should all endure our own grievances rather than detract from the comforts of others.
      - [Proverbs]

We should be as careful of our words as of our actions, and as far from speaking ill as from doing ill.
      - [Words]


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