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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.

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.