Posts Tagged ‘Marcus Tullius Cicero’

Quote of the day, Oct. 21

October 23, 2017

Cicero, on history

“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.”

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Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on teaching

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

Quote of the day, June 7

June 7, 2013

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on freedom

“Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 15

September 15, 2012

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on law

“True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.”

 

Quote of the day, June 24

June 24, 2012

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on hope

“While there’s life, there’s hope.”

 

Quote of the day, June 12

June 12, 2012

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on books

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