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Famous quotes containing the words marcus tullius cicero, tullius cicero, marcus tullius, tullius and/or cicero:

    The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    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 (106–43 B.C.)

    Just what is the civil law? What neither influence can affect, nor power break, nor money corrupt: were it to be suppressed or even merely ignored or inadequately observed, no one would feel safe about anything, whether his own possessions, the inheritance he expects from his father, or the bequests he makes to his children.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)