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Roman philosopher, statesman and orator
(106 BC - 43 BC)
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For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war.
  [Lat., Mihi enim omnis pax cum civibus bello civili utilior videbatur.]
      - Philippicoe (2, 15, 37) [Peace]

What is dishonorably got, is dishonorably squandered.
  [Lat., Male parta, male dilabuntur.]
      - Philippicoe (II, 27)
        [Dishonesty : Possession]

Prudence must not be expected from a man who is never sober.
  [Lat., Non est ab homine nunquam sobrio postulanda prudentia.]
      - Philippicoe (II, 32) [Drinking]

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
  [Lat., Timor non est diuturnus magister officii.]
      - Philippicoe (II, 36) [Fear]

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
  [Lat., Vita enim mortuorum in memoria vivorum est posita.]
      - Philippicoe (IX, 5) [Memory]

Every evil in the bud is easily crushed; as it grows older, it becomes stronger.
  [Lat., Omne malum nascens facile opprimitur; inveteratum fit pleurumque robustius.]
      - Philippicoe (V, 11) [Evil]

Any man may make a mistake; none but a fool will stick to it. Second thoughts are best as the proverb says.
  [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare; nullius, nisi insipientis, in errore perseverae. Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse.]
      - Philippicoe (XII, 2) [Mistake : Thought]

To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool.
  [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.]
      - Philippicoe (XII, 2) [Error : Proverbs]

The life given us by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.
  [Lat., Brevis a natura nobis vita data est; at memoria bene reditae vitae sempiterna.]
      - Philippicoe (XIV, 12) [Life]

Endless money forms the sinews of war.
  [Lat., Nervi belli pecunia infinita.]
      - Philippics (V, 2, 5) [War]

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
  [Lat., Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem hominibus dando.]
      - Pro Ligario (XII) [Health]

For the laws are dumb in the midst of arms.
  [Lat., Silent enim leges inter arma.]
      - Pro Milone (IV) [Law]

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and long honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
      - Rhetorical Invention [Confidence]

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
      - Rhetorical Invention (bk. II, sc. LIII)

Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority.
      - Rhetorical Invention (bk. II, sec. LVI)

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
  [Lat., Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut edas.]
      - Rhetoricorum Ad C. Herennium (IV, 7)

From all sides there is equally a way to the lower world.
  [Lat., Undique ad inferos tantundem viae est.]
      - Tusc. Quoest. (bk. I, 43, 104),
        quoted as a saying of Anaxagoras [Hell]

O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.
  [Lat., O vitae philosophia dux! O virtutis indagatrix, expultrixque vitiorum! Quid non modo nos, sed omnino vita hominum sine et esse potuisset? Tu urbes peperisti; tu dissipatos homines in societatum vitae convocasti.]
      - Tusc. Quoest. (bk. V, 2, 5) [Philosophy]

But in every matter the consensus of opinion among all nations is to be regarded as the law of nature.
  [Lat., Omni autem in re consensio omnium gentium lex naturae putanda est.]
      - Tusc. Quoest. (I, 13, 30) [Opinion]

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
  [Lat., Non me pudet fateri nescire quod nesciam.]
      - Tusc. Quoest. (I, 25, 60) [Ignorance]

I am pleased to be praised by a man so praised as you, father. [Words used by Hector.]
  [Lat., Laetus sum
    Laudari me abs te, pater, laudato viro.]
      - quoted by Tusc. Quoest. (IV, 31, 67)

For one day spent well, and agreeably to your precepts, is preferable to an eternity of error.
      - Tusculan Disputations (book V, division 2)

Philosophy is true mother of the arts. (Science)
  [Lat., Philosophia vero omnium mater artium.]
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. I)

A man of courage is also full of faith.
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum
         (bk. III, ch. VIII),
        (Yonge's translation) [Courage]

At whose sight, like the sun,
  All others with diminish'd lustre shone.
      - Tusculanarum Disputationum
         (bk. III, div. 18), (Yonge's translation)

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