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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

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.




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To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.




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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.
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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.
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The best is the enemy of good.
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.
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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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Philosophy is the culture of the soul.
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Justice seeks no reward.
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Any man can make mistakes.
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The art of living well, is of all the arts the greatest.
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A true friend is discerned during an uncertain matter.
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