15 Philosophy Quotes From "Cicero"

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1. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
2. "Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors, and thieves."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
3. "More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

It will steal you blind."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
4. "The wise are instructed by reason,
average minds by experience,
the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
5. "Poor is the nation that has no heroes,

But poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
6. "A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious.

But it cannot survive treason from within...

For the traitor appears not to be a traitor...

He rots the soul of a nation...

He infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
7. "Silence is one of the great arts of conversation."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
8. "It is not enough to acquire wisdom, it is necessary to employ it."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
9. "The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living.

The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time.

Anyone who was given love will always live on in another's heart."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
10. "If you wish to persuade me, you must think my thoughts, feel my feelings, and speak my words."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
11. "The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
12. "There are two ways to resolve conflicts, through violence or through negotiation.

Violence is for wild beasts, negotiation is for human beings."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
13. "More laws, less justice."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
14. "Politicians are not born; they are excreted."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
15. “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
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