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Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Biography - Marcus Tullius Cicero:

Roman politician and lawyer.
Born: -106 - Died: -43
Period:
1st century BC
2nd century BC
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Let your desires be governed by reason.




Translation

Translation

(French, Latin)



French
Soumettre ses désirs à la raison.

Latin
Appetitus rationi pareat.




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Quotes for: reason


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Quotes about reason:


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Have courage to use your own reason!





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.











Quotes for: Desire


Quotes

Quotes for: Desire


He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.





Desire is the essence of a man.





There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.





Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.





My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.





Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.











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Marcus Tullius Cicero also said...


Any man can make mistakes.





If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.





The art of living well, is of all the arts the greatest.





Philosophy is the culture of the soul.





A true friend is discerned during an uncertain matter.





Justice seeks no reward.












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