Cicero Top 10 Quotes


We are not born for ourselves alone.

Cicero (On Duties, 44 BCE)


O, the times, O, the customs!

Cicero (Against Catilina, Speech One, 63 BCE)


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Cicero (On Friendship, 44 BCE)


Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.

Cicero (Philippics, 43 - 44 BCE)


To each his own.

Cicero (On the Laws)


We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.

Cicero (Pro Murena: Speech in defense of Lucius Licinius Murena, 63 BCE)


To be ignorant of the past is to forever be a child.

Cicero (M. Tulli Ciceronis Orator Ad M. Brutum, 46 BCE)


A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Cicero (On Friendship, 44 BCE)


Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature.

Cicero (On the Nature of the Gods, 45 BCE)


While there's life, there's hope.

Cicero (Letters to Atticus, 68 - 43 BCE)

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Marcus Tullius Cicero Biography

Born: January 3, 106 BCE
Died: December 7, 43 BCE

Marcus Tullius Cicero, or also known simply as Cicero, was an Roman philosopher, orator and politician. He is widely considered to be one of Rome's greatest orators.

Notable Works

De Oratore or On the Orator (55 BCE)
De Re Publica or On the Republic (51 BCE)
De Finibus (45 BCE)
Hortensius (45 BCE)
On the Nature of the Gods (44 BCE)
On Friendship (44 BCE)
De Officiis or On Duties (44 BCE)
De Legibus or On The Laws

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