Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
No obligation to do the impossible is binding.
A letter does not blush.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
I criticize by creation, not by finding fault
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other...
To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full...
The mind of each man is the man himself
Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is...
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his...
The sinews of war are infinite money.
There is no sanctuary so holy that money cannot profane it, no fortress so strong...
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase...
Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.
In time of war the laws are silent.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
Nature abhors annihilation.