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    I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: creation 
     
    The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: living  memory 
     
    Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    What an ugly beast is the ape, and how like us.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does, he should do with all his might.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: justice  wisdom 
     
    Law applied to its extreme is the greatest injustice
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: law  extreme 
     
    I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: men  virtue  education 
     
    In time of war the laws are silent.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: time  law  war 
     
    Every man's reputation proceeds from those of his own household.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    A room without books is like a body without a soul.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: soul  body  book 
     
    No one can give you better advice than yourself.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: advice 
     
    Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: virtue  education 
     
    Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: gratitude  virtue  parent 
     
    Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: power  rules  majority 
     
    What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: power  live  wishes 
     
    When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: abuse 
     
    We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: human  respect  race 
     
    We should be careful that our benevolence does not exceed our means.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: hero  poor  fail  honor 
     
    The Jews belong to a dark and repulsive force. One knows how numerous this clique is, how they stick together and what power they exercise through their unions. They are a nation of rascals and deceivers.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: power  dark  exercise 
     
    The higher our position the more modestly we should behave.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: men  trust  boys  authority  dog 
     
    Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the "general welfare of the people." Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: present  law  liberty 
     
    I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: creation 
     
    A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within....for the traitor appears not to be a traitor...he rots the soul of a nation...he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: soul  body  politics  fools 
     
    Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: human 
     
    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.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: time  mind  read 
     
    Politicians are not born; they are excreted.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the 'new, wonderful good society' which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean 'more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: people  society  freedom  living  loss  path  money 
     
    The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: men  mistakes  idiot 
     
    Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: justice  extreme 
     
    Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: government  liar 
     
    It is difficult to persuade mankind that the love of virtue is the love of themselves.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: mankind  virtue 
     
    Come now: Do we really think that the gods are everywhere called by the same names by which they are addressed by us? But the gods have as many names as there are languages among humans. For it is not with the gods as with you: you are Velleius wherever you go, but Vulcan is not Vulcan in Italy and in Africa and in Spain.
    — Marcus Tullius Cicero
    tags: language  god  africa 
     
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