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Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

Great Roman Orator, Politician

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Category: Ability

Ability without honor is useless.

Category: Ability

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

Category: Ability

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.

Category: Action

The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish.

Category: Age And Aging

There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer.

Category: Age And Aging

Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

Category: Age And Aging

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.

Category: Age And Aging

Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.

Category: Age And Aging

Advice 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.

Category: Age And Aging

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Ambition

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

Category: Ambition

What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.

Category: Animals

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Category: Argument