Top 10 Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is difficult to persuade mankind that the love of virtue is the love of themselves.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is in fact a true law namely right reason, which is in accordance with nature, applies to all men and is unchangeable and eternal. ... It will not lay down one rule at Rome and another at Athens, nor will it be one rule today and another tomorrow. But there will be one law eternal and unchangeable binding all times and upon all peoples.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
We should be careful that our benevolence does not exceed our means.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? In heaven's name,Catiline, how long will you abuse ourpatience?

Marcus Tullius Cicero
The foundation of justice is good faith.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is nothing without friendship.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is nothing which wings its flight so swiftly as calumny, nothing is uttered with more ease; nothing is listened to with more readiness, nothing disbursed more widely.