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    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.)

    Nothing is so difficult to believe that oratory cannot make it acceptable, nothing so rough and uncultured as not to gain brilliance and refinement from eloquence.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection, and I am inclined to think that, with the exception of wisdom, no better thing has been given to man by the immortal gods
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)