Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

If that corruption of a slave were not merely unpunished but approved by so great authority (as yours), no walls, no laws, no rights would protect our safety. For when our very own, within the household, can with impunity fly away and fight against us, there is slavery in mastery and mastery in slavery.

Too much liberty leads both men and nations to slavery.

Laws are silent in time of war.

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.

Nothing quite new is perfect.

In the lower animals we see Nature’s plan that parents should feel great concern for their young. It is this same spirit of love in human beings that draws them to live together and to help one another. People are all plainly born to be fair and just.

The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.

An unjust peace is better than a just war.

Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country.