35 Inspirational Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes On Success

Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. May his quotes inspire you to have confidence in yourself so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellence and endowments of the human mind.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

2. “While there’s life, there’s hope.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

3. “Any man can make mistakes but only an idiot persists in his error.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

4. “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

5. “The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

6. “Anger is the beginning of madness.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

7. “Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

8. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

9. “Choose who to love.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

10. “The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

11. “Your enemies can kill you but only your friends can hurt you.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

12. “Never go to excess but let moderation be your guide.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

13. “It is a great thing to know our vices.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

14. “The purpose of education is to free the student from the tyranny of the present.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

15. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

16. “It is the character of a brave and resolute person not to be ruffled by adversity, and not to desert their post.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

17. “The sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

18. “I have always been of the opinion that unpopularity earned by doing what is right is not unpopularity at all but glory.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

19. “A friend is, as it were a second self.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

20. “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

21. “The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

22. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

23. “It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

24. “He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

25. “Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

26. “If you pursue good with labour, the labour passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

27. “The foundation of justice is good faith.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

28. “A liar is not believed even though he tells the truth.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

29. “Rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

30. “Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

31. “The whole glory of virtue resides in activity.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

32. “The art of life is to deal with problems as they arise, rather than destroy one’s spirit by worrying about them too far in advance.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

33. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

34. “Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

35. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

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