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    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.)

    For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    The gods attend to great matters, they neglect small ones.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)