Cicero Quotations


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.

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.

If the people are given the power to vote themselves bread and circuses, then they will.

It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

The more laws, the less justice.

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

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

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

We are in bondage to the law so that we may be free.

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.