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

    What is impossible by the nature of things is not confirmed by any law.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    We have a vigilant consul, Caninius, who never slept once during his entire term of office!
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    The most evident difference between man and animals is this: the beast, in as much as it is largely motivated by the senses and with little perception of the past or future, lives only for the present. But man, because he is endowed with reason by which he is able to perceive relationships, sees the causes of things, understands the reciprocal nature of cause and effect, makes analogies, easily surveys the whole course of his life, and makes the necessary preparations for its conduct.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    When trying a case [the famous judge] L. Cassius never failed to inquire “Who gained by it?” Man’s character is such that no one undertakes crimes without hope of gain.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BC)