As I breathe, I hope.

-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not the place that maketh the person, but the person that maketh the place honorable.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Thou knowest how numerous this tribe is, how united and how powerful in the assemblies. I will plead in a low voice so that only the judges may hear, for instigators are not lacking to stir up the crowd against me, and against all the best citizens. To scorn, in the interest of the Republic, this multitude of Jews so often turbulent in the assemblies shows a singular strength of mind. The money is in the Treasury; they do not accuse us of theft; they seek to stir up hatreds...
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
There exists a law, not written down anywhere but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading but by derivation and absorption and adoption from nature itself; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who has once deviated from the truth, usually commits perjury with as little scruple as he would tell a lie.[Lat., Qui semel a veritate deflexit, hic non majore religione ad perjurium quam ad mendacium perduci consuevit.]

Marcus Tullius Cicero
That he who hath the loan of money has not repaid it, and he who has repaid has not the loan; but he who has acknowledged a kindness has it still, and he who has a feeling of it has requited it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
The works of nature must all be accounted good.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sweet is the recollection of difficulties overcome.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
A s laws multiply, injustice increases.