Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

Marcus Tullius Cicero


The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


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

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


An unjust peace is better than a just war.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.

Marcus Tullius Cicero