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Marcus Tullius Cicero

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A first-century AD bust of Cicero in the Capitoline Museums, Rome

Consul of the Roman Republic

In office63 BC

Preceded by

Lucius Julius Caesar and Gaius Marcius Figulus

Succeeded by

Decimus Junius Silanus and Lucius Licinius Murena

Governor of the Roman province of Cilicia

In office51 BC – 50 BC

Praetor of the Roman Republic

In office66 BC

Aedile of the Roman Republic

In office69 BC

Quaestor of the Roman Republic in Western Sicily

In office75 BC

Personal details

Born

3 January 106 BC Arpinum, Roman Republic

Died

7 December 43 BCFormia, Roman Republic

Nationality

Roman

Political party

Optimates

Occupation

Statesman, lawyer, writer, orator

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As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

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Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

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The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

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Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.

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Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age.

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Hatred is inveterate anger. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Hatred is inveterate anger.

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Hatred is settled anger. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Hatred is settled anger.

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Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

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The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

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Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

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The best interpreter of the law is custom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The best interpreter of the law is custom.

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That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.

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A man of courage is also full of faith. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

A man of courage is also full of faith.

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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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To some extent I liken slavery to death. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

To some extent I liken slavery to death.

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Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.

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