Amazing Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes:-

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Life

Get All New Collection of Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes. These Amazing Love And Life Quotations Are About Friendship, Freedom, Death, Opportunity And so on.

Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homes and compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils.


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


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


A man of courage is also full of faith.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Love

In fact the whole passion ordinarily termed love (and heaven help me if I can think of any other term to apply to it) is of such exceeding triviality that I see nothing that I think comparable with it.


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


Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.


Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Friendship

To give and receive advice – the former with freedom, and yet without bitterness, the latter with patience and without irritation – is peculiarly appropriate to geniune friendship.


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


Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.


The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about History

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquities.


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.


Who doesn’t know that the first law of history is not to dare to say anything false, and the second is not to refrain from saying anything true?


History is indeed the witness of the times, the light of truth.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about goverment

God’s law is ‘right reason.’ When perfectly understood it is called ‘wisdom.’ When applied by government in regulating human relations it is called ’justice.


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.


The administration of government, like a guardianship ought to be directed to the good of those who confer, not of those who receive the trust.


When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Democracy

No tempest or conflagration, however great, is harder to quell than mob carried away by the novelty of power.


The budget should be balanced, the treasury refilled, public debt reduced, the arrogance of officialdom tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.


This excessive licence, which the anarchists think is the only true freedom, provides the stock, as it were, from which a tyrant grows.


Freedom is participation in power.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Death

The whole life of a philosopher is the meditation of his death.


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


Nor do I regret that I have lived, since I have so lived that I think I was not born in vain, and I quit life as if it were an inn, not a home.


No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about Freedom

The recovery of freedom is so splendid a thing that we must not shun even death when seeking to recover it.


Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.


What is so beneficial to the people as liberty, which we see not only to be greedily sought after by men, but also by beasts, and to be prepared in all things.


It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes Records of History

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about Money

Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.


Frugality includes all the other virtues.


Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it.


There is no fortune so strong that money cannot take it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Leadership

O philosophy, you leader of life.


The man who commands efficiently must have obeyed others in the past, and the man who obeys dutifully is worthy of someday being a commander.


Persistence in a single view has never been regarded as a merit in political leaders.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about Philosophy

It is certain that memory contains not only philosophy, but all the arts and all that appertain to the use of life.


Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.


Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homes and compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils.


Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Poetry

There were poets before Homer.


The freedom of poetic license.


Democritus maintains that there can be no great poet without a spite of madness.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Writing

How do our philosophers act? Do they not inscribe their signatures to the very essays they write on the propriety of despising glory.


Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.


Who does not know history’s first law to be that an author must not dare to tell anything but the truth? And its second that he must make bold to tell the whole truth? That there must be no suggestion of partiality anywhere in his writings? Nor of malice?


We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Business

My precept to all who build, is, that the owner should be an ornament to the house, and not the house to the owner.


Enjoy the blessing of strength while you have it and do not bewail it when it is gone, unless, forsooth, you believe that youth must lament the loss of infancy, or early manhood the passing of youth. Life’s race-course is fixed; Nature has only a single path and that path is run but once, and to each stage of existence has been allotted its own appropriate quality; so that the weakness of childhood, the impetuosity of youth, the seriousness of middle life, the maturity of old age.. each bears some of Nature’s fruit, which must be garnered in its own season.


To those who are engaged in commercial dealings, justice is indispensable for the conduct of business.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about Opportunity

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


More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind.


Enmity is anger watching the opportunity for revenge.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes about Food

Hunger is the best sauce.


Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.


The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes on Art

Let art, then, imitate nature, find what she desires, and follow as she directs. For in invention nature is never last, education never first; rather the beginnings of things arise from natural talent, and ends are reached by discipline.


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.


Other Quotes You May Like:


When I consider the wonderful activity of the mind, so great a memory of what is past, and such a capacity of penetrating into the future: when I behold such a number of arts and sciences, and such a multitude of discoveries hence arising,–I believe and am firmly persuaded that a nature which contains so many things within itself cannot be mortal.


Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, but also a certain art in teaching it.