22 Quotes By Cicero


Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Cicero on age

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
Cicero on class

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Cicero on death

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Cicero on death

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Cicero on friendship

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
Cicero on friendship

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
Cicero on friendship

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
Cicero on glory

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
Cicero on glory

We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Cicero on happiness

In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought.
Cicero on honor

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
Cicero on justice

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Cicero on labor

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
Cicero on liberty

Nor has he spent his life badly who has passed it in privacy.
Cicero on life

Nature abhors annihilation.
Cicero on nature

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
Cicero on pleasure

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
Cicero on society

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Cicero on soul

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Cicero on success

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