Best Quotes of Marcus Tullius Cicero

1.“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

2.“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

3.“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.”

4.“In times of war, the law falls silent.

Silent enim leges inter arma

5.“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”

6.“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.”

7.“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.”

8.“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief”

9.“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

10.“Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.”

11.“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

12.“For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.”

13.“The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”

14.“While there’s life, there’s hope.”

15.“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.”

16.“Politicians are not born; they are excreted.”

17.“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.”

18.“The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.”

19.“To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one’s self to die.”

20.“The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.”

21.“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.”

22.“I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.”

23.“It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.”

24.“We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.”

25.“Life is nothing without friendship.”

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