We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.

Cicero

Cicero

Profession: Statesman
Nationality: Roman

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Such praise coming from so degraded a source was degrading to me its recipient.

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

For walk where we will, we tread upon some story.

No sane man will dance.

Advice is judged by results not by intentions.

I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.

Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

Meanwhile, Milo had been in the Senate on that day until it was dismissed and then came home. He changed out of his formal clothes, waited for a little while his wife got herself ready--you all know how that goes-- and set out at the hour when Clodius, if he had been planning on coming back to Rome that day, would have returned.

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?

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.

We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.

When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.

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.