Cicero on Virtue

“Honour is the reward of virtue.”

~ Cicero

 

Cicero on Slander

“As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Gardens

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Glory

“We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Thrift

“Cannot people realise how large an income is thrift?”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Ability

“Natural ability without education has more often attained glory and virtue than education without natural ability.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Planning

“Before beginning, plan carefully.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Memory

“We forget our pleasures and remember our sufferings.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Wisdom

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.”

~ Cicero

Cicero on Wealth

“Who is there who would wish to be surrounded by all the riches in the world and enjoy every abundance in life and yet not love or be loved by anyone?”

~ Cicero