A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.

Dum Spiro, spero.

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

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

In times of war, the law falls silent.

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

The beginnings of all things are small.

The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.

To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.

Your enemies can kill you, but only your friends can hurt you.

/ Cicero

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