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Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (Arpinum, 3 January 106 BC - 7 December 43 BC; was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.

Monday May 16, 2022

Marcus Tullius Cicero: How great things are achieved

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.

Thursday Nov 11, 2021

Marcus Tullius Cicero: How to achieve great things

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.

Tuesday Jan 5, 2021

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Friendship

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

Friday Apr 10, 2020

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Six mistakes

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.

Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Gratitude

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero: The pursuit of things

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Books

A room without books is like a body without a soul.