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Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) ( 10 of 163 )

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Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
[Lat., Summum jus, summa injuria.]

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
[Lat., Summum jus, summa injuria.]

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I add this also, that natural ability without education has
oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education read more

I add this also, that natural ability without education has
oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without
natural ability.
[Lat., Etiam illud adjungo, saepius ad laudem atque virtutem
naturam sine doctrina, quam sine natura valisse doctrinam.]

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It is better to wear out than to rust out.

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

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Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no
fellowship with virtue.
[Lat., Voluptas read more

Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no
fellowship with virtue.
[Lat., Voluptas mentis (ut ita dicam) praestringit oculos, nec
habet ullum cum virtute commercium.]

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Our country is wherever we are well off.
[Lat., Patria est, ubicunque est bene.]

Our country is wherever we are well off.
[Lat., Patria est, ubicunque est bene.]

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Prudence must not be expected from a man who is never sober.
[Lat., Non est ab homine nunquam sobrio read more

Prudence must not be expected from a man who is never sober.
[Lat., Non est ab homine nunquam sobrio postulanda prudentia.]

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I prefer silent prudence to loquacious folly.
[Lat., Malo indisertam prudentiam, quam loquacem stultitiam.]

I prefer silent prudence to loquacious folly.
[Lat., Malo indisertam prudentiam, quam loquacem stultitiam.]

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There are no true friends in politics.

There are no true friends in politics.

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The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong.
[Lat., Maxima illecebra est peccandi impunitatis spes.]

The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong.
[Lat., Maxima illecebra est peccandi impunitatis spes.]

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The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtues.
[Lat., Pietas fundamentum est omnium virtutum.]

The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtues.
[Lat., Pietas fundamentum est omnium virtutum.]

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