Quotes from Roman Orator,
Marcu Tullius Cicero 106-43 B.C.
Orators are the most vehement when they have the weakest cause, just
as men get on horseback when they cannot walk.
Any man may make a mistake, but only a fool will continue it it.
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Cultivation is as necessary to the mind as food to the body.
In nothing do men approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to
He who acknowledges a kindness has it still, and he who has a
grateful sense of it has requited it.
mans own manner and character is what becomes him most.
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for
having changed his opinion.
Quotes from Roman Philosopher,
Lucius Seneca 4 B.C.- 65 A.D.
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a
If we wish to be just judges of all things, let us first persuade
ourselves this: that there is not one of us without fault.
It is the soul, and not the strong-box, which should be filled.
There is nothing in this world so admired as a man who knows how to
bear unhappiness with courage.
We are always complaining that our days are few, but we act as
though there would be no end to them.
It goes far toward making a man faithful to let him understand that
you think him so.
Human affairs are not so happily arranged that the best things
please the most men. It is the proof of a bad cause when it is
applauded by the mob.
from Roman Poet,
Virgil 70-19 B.C.
Every misfortune is subdued by patience.
Command large fields, but cultivate small ones.
Tell your tale before midnight. It is later than you think.
They can conquer who believes they can.
The noblest motive is the public good.
It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.
Even virtue is more fair when it appears in a beautiful person.