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Cicero Biography (Marcus Tullius Cicero) : Roman Philosopher
Famous for : His thoughts of society, politics, law and philosophy. Cicero was an influential public speaker, lawyer and politician.
Cicero details : Born - 3rd of January, 106 BC Arpinum, Roman Republic / Died 7th of December, 43 BC Formia, Roman Republic (present day Italy). Mark Antony had Cicero killed for being an enemy of the state after he criticized his leadership.

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Let the punishment match the offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Punishment - Crime - Karma

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Friendship - Happiness - Sad - Misery

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Mistakes - Worry - Belief
- Possible - Impossible - Improvement

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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Worry - Blessing - Strength
- Belief - Age - Nature - Childhood

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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Fool - Ambition - Enemy - Lies - Government - Secret

A war is never undertaken by the ideal State, except in defense of its honor or its safety.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - War - Defense

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Friendship - Struggle - Support

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 - History - Ignorance - Humanity

Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Reading - Book - Learning

We are not born, we do not live for ourselves alone; our country, our friends, have a share in us.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Friendship - Humanity - Patriotic

No one is so old as to think that he cannot live one more year.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Optimistic - Life - Health - Death


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