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Marcus Tulius Cicero

106-43 BC. Writer, politician and great roman orator.

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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

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The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.

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The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

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Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

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

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A man of courage is also full of faith.

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

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

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What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

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