Cicero Related Quotes




“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.”

Saint Augustine


“Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


“If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The V guy put his arm around him. Put 'em over there in that town [Cicero]. He backed off the other guy [Stephens] out there.”

Michael Marcello



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

Marcus Tullius Cicero